Seymour, Edward Woodruff a Representative from Connecticut; born in Litchfield, attended the public schools and was graduated from Yale College; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Litchfield and Bridgeport; member of the State house of representatives; served in the State senate; elected as a Democrat to Congress; appointed as a judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court; died in Litchfield, Conn.; interment in East Cemetery
Edward Woodruff Seymour, a Judge of the Supreme Court of this state, died at Litchfield, on the 16th of October, 1892. He was born at Litchfield, August 30th, 1832, the eldest son of Chief Justice Origen S. Seymour. He was prepared for college in the Classical School of Simeon and Edward L. Hart, Farmington, Connecticut, and entered Yale College from which he was graduated with the degree of A.B. in 1853. He was admitted to the bar in Litchfield in 1856, where he continued to practice until 1875, when he removed to Bridgeport, and formed a partnership with his younger brother, Morris W. Seymour, with whom he was associated until 1889, when he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Errors. He was for several years judge of probate in the Litchfield district. He represented Litchfield in the state legislature in 1859-60-70-71. He was a member of the state senate in 1876. He represented his district in Congress from 1882 to 1886. He was a state senator in 1876, and Congressman, two terms, 4 Mar. 1883 to 3 Mar. 1887. He was senior warden of St. Michael's Church, and, since the death of his honored father, has been one of the representatives of the diocese of Connecticut in the general conventions of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States. He married May 12, 1864 to Mary Floyd Tallmadge. Of his immediate family, his venerable mother, his widow, and his brothers, Rev. Storrs O. and Morris W., survive him.
He attended public school in Litchfield, Connecticut.
He entered Yale College from which he was graduated with the degree of A.B. in 1853
Seymour Edward Woodruff is Representative from Connecticut. He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and practiced in Litchfield and Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was for several years judge of probate in the Litchfield district. He represented Litchfield in the general assembly of Connecticut in 1859- 1860, 1870-1871; served in the State senate in 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); resumed the practice of his profession; appointed as a judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1889; died in Litchfield, Connecticut, on October 16, 1892
Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1859-1860, 70-71, Connecticut Senate, 1876. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Connecticut, 48th-49th congresses, 1883-1887.