Member Biography

George B. Seamons 


Governor’s Album, 1878, PSA




Sessions Office Position District Party
1877       20 Republican
1879-1880       20 Republican
1881-1882       20 Republican

COUNTIES: Luzerne, Lackawanna  


11/11/1830 - 09/10/1906

Doctor George B. Seamans (R20) Luzerne (Part) County 1877-1878 (R20) Lackawanna and Luzerne and Counties 1879-1882 

Early Life:

Doctor George B. Seamans, born November 11, 1830, Abington, Luzerne (now Lackawanna) County, Pennsylvania; son of Davis H. and Eliza Potter Seamons; academic education; Pennsylvania Medical College, Philadelphia; physician, surgeon, 1853-1870; married, Sarah Samantha Gardner, 1855, children, Nellie Ella Seamans and Jane “Jennie” Seamans Elms; coroner, Luzerne County, 1872-1874; physician, surgeon, private practice; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1877-1882; died, September 10, 1906  (aged 75) Avoca, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, interment Sunnyside Cemetery Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Coroner of Luzerne County, 1872-1874

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 20th district, Luzerne County 1877-1878.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 20th district, Lackawanna and Luzerne (Part) Counties, committee assignments: Accounts, Agriculture Education and Military Affairs, Pensions and Gratuities, Vice and Immorality. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1879). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 704, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 663.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1881). Smull, W.P., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 673, 680-682, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 647.

Tunkhannock New Age Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania Thursday September 13, 1906 • Page 3.

Dr George B. Seamans (1830-1906) - Find a Grave Memorial