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William Henry Seward (1801-1872)

William Henry Seward (1801-1872)
Title
William Henry Seward (1801-1872)
Date 
1857
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 1/2 x 15 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. ( 74.9 x 39.1 x 26.7 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Charles A. Stetson
Object Number 
1861.6
Marks 
signed: at PR side of back: "C. B. Ives. 1857"
Gallery Label 
Seward began his law practice in Auburn, N.Y.; this practice, however, was secondary to his interest and activity in politics. He was elected to the state senate in 1830, and was elected governor in 1838 and 1840. He entered the U.S. Senate in 1849 and served two terms. Although defeated by Lincoln as the Republican party's candidate in 1860, he supported Lincoln and after the election was named secretary of state.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group