(1801-1872) US public official. A leader of the Republican party, he was appointed secretary of state by President Lincoln 1860. Although seriously wounded in the 1865 assassination of Lincoln, Seward continued to serve as secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson to 1868, purchasing Alaska for the US from Russia for $7.2 million 1867.
Seward was born in Florida, New York, educated at Union College, and became a lawyer 1822. He was elected to the New York state senate 1830 and served as governor 1838–42 and US senator 1849–61.
1. Borough in Pennsylvania (USA); zip code 15954.
2. City in Alaska (USA); zip code 99664.
3. City in Kansas (USA); zip code 67577.
4. City in Nebraska (USA); zip code 68434.