Friday, 27 July 2018

453) William H. Seward

William Henry Seward (1801 – 1872). United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as Governor of New York and United States Senator. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was praised for his work on behalf of the Union as Secretary of State during the American Civil War.
He is the man who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia. 
 - "Was famous in his lifetime for his red hair and energetic way of walking."…/William-Henry-Se…/6000000000898791399
- "He was five feet, six inches in height, red-haired, blue-eyed, and slight of build, bright, charming, and stubborn, with a taste for adventure."

- "Mary Jennings was of Irish descent, and may have been the source for her son’s thicket of unruly red hair."

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