Henry J. Seaman

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Henry John Seaman (April 16, 1805 – May 3, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


He was born on April 16, 1805 in Greenridge, Staten Island. Seaman engaged in agricultural pursuits. Promoter of Richmond village in 1836.

Seaman was elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847). He served as director of the Staten Island Railroad in 1851. Secretary of the Plank Road Co. in 1856. Constructed the bridge over Fresh Kills.

He died at Marshland, Staten Island on May 3, 1861.[1] He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

  1. ^ "Henry J. Seaman". New York Times. May 5, 1861. Retrieved 2015-01-06. At Marshland, Staten Island, on Friday, May 3, Hon. Henry J. Seaman, aged 58 years. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend his funeral, from Trinity Church, New-York, on Monday, the 6th inst., at 3 o'clock, without further invitation.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry C. Murphy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry C. Murphy