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William Rice Seaman

Lawyer

William Rice Seaman, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1933, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1935, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1935. Decorated Bronze Star.

Background

Seaman, William Rice was born on September 3, 1909 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Grant and Laura Owen (Rice) Seaman.

Education

AB, DePauw University, 1930. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1933.

Career

Associate Frost & Jacobs, Cincinnati, 1933—1942, 1946—1949, partner, 1950—1979, of counsel, since 1980. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio 1933, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1935, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1935.

Religion

The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.

Politics

Church should be engaged in public policy debates and participate actively in consultations with government.

Views

The very idea that one gender is superior to another should be rejected as well as the erroneous notion that members of one gender may receive love, power, and esteem only at the expense of another.

Membership

Councilman Indian Hill Village, Cincinnati, 1943—1954, vice mayor, 1955. Trustee Citizens Development Committee, 1952—1953. Member of American Bar Association, Cincinnatus Association (president 1951), Ohio Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, University Club, Rotary Lodge.

Connections

Married Martha Elizabeth Steed, May 14, 1949. Children: Diana Whitten, John Terrell.

father:
William Grant Seaman

mother:
Laura Owen (Rice) Seaman

spouse:
Martha Elizabeth Steed

child:
Diana Whitten Seaman

child:
John Terrell Seaman