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, 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, Tioga Counties, 1876-1880; committee assignments, Judiciary General, Pension and Gratuities and Retrenchment and Reform.   


Smull, J.A., (1879) Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 704, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 668.

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