SEATON, Frederick Andrew, (1909 - 1974)

Senate Years of Service: 1951-1952
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

SEATON, Frederick Andrew, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Washington, D.C., December 11, 1909; attended the public schools in Manhattan, Kans., and Kansas State College at Manhattan; president of Seaton Publishing Co., Hastings, Nebr., and publisher of Hastings Daily Tribune; also interested in several daily and weekly newspapers and operating radio and TV stations; member, State senate 1945-1949; chairman of legislative council 1947-1949; secretary to Republican presidential candidate Alfred M. Landon in 1936; trustee of Hastings College and University of Nebraska Foundation; appointed on December 10, 1951, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kenneth S. Wherry and served from December 10, 1951, to November 4, 1952; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy; Assistant Secretary of Defense 1953-1955; administrative assistant to President Dwight Eisenhower from February to June 1955, then made deputy assistant, in which capacity he served until May 1956; Secretary of the Interior 1956-1961; resumed the publishing business; died in Minneapolis, Minn., January 16, 1974; interment in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebr.