SEYMOUR, Origen Storrs, (1804 - 1881)


SEYMOUR, Origen Storrs, (father of Edward Woodruff Seymour and nephew of Horatio Seymour), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Litchfield, Conn., February 9, 1804; attended the public schools and was graduated from Yale College in 1824; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Litchfield, Conn.; served as county clerk 1836-1844; member of the State house of representatives in 1842, 1849, and 1850, and served as speaker in 1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); judge of the superior court of Connecticut 1855-1863; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1864 and 1865; judge of the State supreme court in 1870, chief justice in 1873, and served until retired by age limitation in 1874; chairman of the commission to settle the boundary dispute between Connecticut and New York in 1876; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1880; died in Litchfield, Conn., August 12, 1881; interment in East Cemetery.