John E. Seeley

John E. Seeley, Congressman from New York

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, where he was a member of Skull and Bones.[1] 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.


  1. ^ Millegan, Kris (2003). "The Skeleton Crew". Fleshing Out Skull and Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society. Walterville, OR: Trine Day. pp. 597–690. ISBN 0-9720207-2-1. "This list is compiled from material from the Order of Skull and Bones membership books at Sterling Library, Yale University and other public records. The latest books available are the 1971 Living members and the 1973 Deceased Members books. The last year the members were published in the Yale Banner is 1969."


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Cowles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
R. Holland Duell

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