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 and Lackawanna County 1877-1882

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 and surgeon, 1853-1870; married, Sarah Samantha Gardner, 1855, children, Nellie Ella Seamans and Jane “Jennie” Seamans Elms; Coroner of 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. (i) (ii)

Pennsylvania Politics:

Coroner of Luzerne County, 1872-1874

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 20th district, Luzerne County 1877-1882, committee assignments: Accounts, Agriculture Education and Military Affairs, Pensions and Gratuities, Vice and Immorality.


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

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

        (i) Tunkhannock New Age Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania Thursday September 13, 1906 • Page 3