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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Governor Horatio Seymour

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1325 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Governor Horatio Seymour

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Painting: Governor Horatio Seymour.

One of Utica's most distinguished citizens, who was Governor of the State of New York, 1853-5 and 1863-5, and presidential candidate in 1868 on the Democratic ticket, being defeated by General U S. Grant. Governor Seymour was a patriotic war governor, a brilliant speaker and writer, a deep student of Mohawk Valley history and a founder of the Oneida Historical Society. This full-length, life-size portrait, painted by Charles Loring Elliott, hangs in the Governor's Room of the New York City Hall.

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