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John Edward Seeley (August 1, 1810 - March 30, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Ovid, New York, Seeley attended Ovid Academy and was graduated from Yale College in 1835. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Monroe, Michigan. He returned to Ovid, New York, in 1839. Supervisor of Ovid in 1842. County judge and surrogate of Seneca County, New York from 1851 to 1855. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856.

Seeley was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873). He resumed the practice of his profession in Ovid, New York, and died there March 30, 1875. He was interred on his farm near Ovid.


United States House of Representatives
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

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