Member Biography

Charles H. Seymour 


Photo, Governor’s Album, 1878, PSA


Sessions Office Position District Party
1877       25 Republican
1878       25 Republican
1879-1880       25 Republican

COUNTIES: Tioga, McKean, Potter  


08/21/1820 - 06/06/1882

Charles H. Seymour (R25) McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties 1876-1880

Early Life: 

Charles H. Seymour born August 21, 1820, Bath, Steuben County, New York; son of Joseph Seymour; Franklin Academy, Prattsburg, Steuben County, New York; moved, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, 1840 carpenter; read law with state Senator John W. Guernsey; admitted, Tioga bar, 1847; attorney at law; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1876-1880; Tioga County law practice; married Lydia Anne Humphrey, one son, two daughters; died, June 6th, 1882 (aged 61) Tioga, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:


Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 25th district, McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties, 1876-1880; committee assignments, Judiciary General, Pension and Gratuities and Retrenchment and Reform.   


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 668.

Mansfield Advertiser (Mansfield, Pennsylvania) Wednesday June 14, 1882, Page 2 

Charles H Seymour (1820-1882) - Find a Grave Memorial