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Julius Hawley Seelye

clergyman , college president , congressman

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