William Seward

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Birthday
16, 1801
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 10, 1872 (71)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
16, 1801
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 10, 1872 (71)

About

U.S. Secretary of State and member of Lincoln's infamous team of rivals who purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867. He was also the twelfth Governor of New York and he survived an attack on his life the same night as Lincoln's assassination.

Before Fame

In 1820, he graduated from Union College with a law degree.

Trivia

The city, Seward, in Alaska is named after him.

Family Life

He married Frances Miller in October 1824 and the couple had five children together.

Associated With

He served as the Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln.