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Julius Hawley Seelye

Julius Hawley Seelye, American clergyman, college president, congressman. member Massachusetts commission for revision of state tax laws; member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 44th Congress, 1875-1877.

Background

  • Seelye, Julius Hawley was born on September 14, 1824 in Bethel, Connecticut, United States. Son of Seth and Abigail (Taylor) Seelye.

  • Education

    • Graduate Amherst College, 1849, Auburn Theological Seminary, 1852. Studied philosophy U. Halle (Germany), 1 year.

    Career

    • Ordained to ministry Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, 1833. Pastor 1st Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, 1853-1858. Professor philosophy (expounded L.P. Hickok’s transcendentalist views) Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1858, president, 1876-1890.

      Gave lectures in India, 1872. Member Massachusetts commission for revision of state tax laws. Chairman of the Board visitors Andover (Massachusetts) Theological Seminary, 1887.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 44th Congress, 1875-1877. Translated History of Philosophy (Albert Schwegler), 1856. Edited and revised System of Moral Science 1880, Empirical Psychology, 1882 (both L.P. Hickok.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts commission for revision of state tax laws. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 44th Congress, 1875-1877.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Tillman James, October 23, 1854, 4 children.
    • father: Seth Seelye
    • mother: Abigail (Taylor) Seelye
    • spouse: Elizabeth Tillman James
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    Born September 14, 1824
    Died March 12, 1895
    (aged 70)
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