MOFFATT, Seth Crittenden, (1841 - 1887)

MOFFATT, Seth Crittenden, a Representative from Michigan; born in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., August 10, 1841; attended the common schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1863; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Traverse City, Mich.; prosecuting attorney for Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties for ten years; member of the State senate in 1871 and 1872; member of the constitutional commission in 1873; register of the United States Land Office at Traverse City 1874-1878; member of the State house of representatives in 1881 and 1882, and served as speaker in both terms; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1885, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 22, 1887; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich.