MOOR, Wyman Bradbury Seavy, (1811 - 1869)

Senate Years of Service: 1848-1848
Party: Democrat

Maine State Museum

MOOR, Wyman Bradbury Seavy, a Senator from Maine; born in Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, November 11, 1811; attended the town school; prepared for college at China Academy and graduated from Waterville College; taught school for one year in St. Stephen’s, New Brunswick, and then returned to his native town to study law; attended Dane Law School, Cambridge, Mass.; admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Waterville, Maine; member, State house of representatives 1839; attorney general of Maine 1844-1848; moved to Bangor, Maine, in 1847 and continued the practice of his profession; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Fairfield and served from January 5, 1848, to June 7, 1848, when a successor was elected; resumed the practice of law in Bangor; returned to Waterville, Maine, in 1852 and continued his law practice; superintendent of the construction of a railroad from Waterville to Bangor; appointed by President James Buchanan as consul general to the British North American Provinces 1857-1861; returned to Waterville in 1861 and resumed the practice of law; purchased an estate near Lynchburg, Va., in 1868 and engaged in the operation of an iron furnace; died in Lynchburg, Va., March 10, 1869; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Maine.