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  Seymour, Thomas Hart
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NameThomas Hart Seymour
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Hartford, Connecticut , United States
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Born September 29, 1807
Died September 03, 1868 (60 years)
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Infoa Representative from Connecticut; born in Hartford, Conn., September 29, 1807; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Middletown (Conn.) Military Academy in 1829; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn.; editor of the Jeffersonian in 1837 and 1838; judge of probate 1836-1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); declined the renomination in 1844; served in the Mexican War; commissioned major in the Connecticut Infantry March 16, 1846, and in the Ninth United States Infantry April 9, 1847; lieutenant colonel of the Twelfth Infantry August 12, 1847; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1849; Governor of Connecticut 1850-1853; Minister to Russia 1853-1858; again an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1863; died in Hartford, Conn., September 3, 1868; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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  07/09/1868 US President - D Convention Lost 0.20% (-31.44%)
  08/31/1864 US President - D Convention Lost 16.89% (-60.44%)
  04/06/1863 CT Governor Lost 48.32% (-3.32%)
  04/04/1860 CT Governor Lost 49.70% (-0.61%)
  05/24/1853 US Ambassador to Russia Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/06/1853 CT Governor Won 51.01% (+16.79%)
  04/07/1852 CT Governor Won 50.38% (+5.39%)
  04/02/1851 CT Governor Won 48.94% (+1.99%)
  04/03/1850 CT Governor Won 48.11% (+1.10%)
  04/04/1849 CT Governor Lost 44.41% (-4.94%)
  04/07/1845 CT District 1 Lost 46.48% (-4.49%)
  04/03/1843 CT District 1 Won 49.07% (+0.39%)
  04/05/1841 CT District 1 Lost 42.92% (-14.15%)
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