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Governor Abraham Jefferson Seay
Abraham Jefferson Seay
3rd Governor of Oklahoma Territory
Oklahoma Territory
Term of office: February 1, 1892May 7, 1893
Appointed By: Benjamin Harrison
Predecessor: Robert Martin
Successor: William Cary Renfrow
Born: November 28, 1832
Amherst County, Virginia
Died: December 12, 1915
Long Beach, California
Political party: Republican
Profession: Soldier, Lawyer, Judge
Spouse: never married

Abraham Jefferson Seay (November 28, 1832December 12, 1915) was an American lawyer, soldier, judge, and politician. Seay served as a Colonel during the American Civil War. Later, Seay would serve as an Associate Justice on Oklahoma Territory's supreme court and as the second Governor of Oklahoma Territory. Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Benjamin Harrison VI (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Amherst County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles County Mayor Bob Foster Geographical characteristics Area 170. ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... A soldier is a person who serves in an armed force for pay. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... A soldier is a person who serves in an armed force for pay. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... The Civil War is by far the most common term for this conflict; see Naming the American Civil War. ... Associate Justice or Puisne (pronounced puny) Justice is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice. ... Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ... The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be challenged. ...

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Early Life and Civil War

Abraham Jefferson Seay was born to Cam and Lucy J. Seay at Amherst Court House, Amherst County, Virginia on November 28, 1832. Seay’s family descended from English ancestry, with Seay able to trace his family to settlers who came to North America during the landing at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1642. At the age of three, Seay’s father moved his family to Osage County, Missouri, where Seay’s father started a farm and experimented in agriculture. During the winter of 1853 to 1854, Seay, at the age of 21, began working on the construction of Missouri Pacific Railroad. Seay used the money he earned from the railroad towards gaining an education. Amherst County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Jamestown was established in 1607, on the James River in Virginia, in what is currently James City County, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southeast of where Richmond, Virginia, is now located. ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... Osage County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Missouri Pacific (MoPac; AAR reporting mark MP) was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. ...


In the spring of 1855, Seay enrolled at the Steelville Academy. His time at the academy was cut short when his father’s untimely death forced him to return home and assist his mother in caring for the farm and raising his eleven other brothers and sisters. Despite this, Seay’s time was alternated between teaching a public school and working on the farm. During his brief time at Steelville, Seay found an interest in law. He would spend years reading law materials at irregular intervals until in August, 1860, Seay moved to Cherryville, Missouri where he entered a law office. Within months of the move, Seay, in April, 1861 at the age of 29, was admitted to the Missouri bar association. August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Cherryville is an unincorporated community in southeastern Crawford County, Missouri. ... For other uses, see April (disambiguation). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A bar association is a professional body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ...


Seay would not have much time to enjoy his new position. The same month Seay passed the bar exam, fighting began in the American Civil War. Immediately Seay enlisted as a volunteer in the Union army. As a private, Seay assisted in the enlistment of 200 men, which become part of the 32nd Missouri Infantry commanded by Colonel John C. Phelps. Seay’s work during the Civil War earned him severl promotions. Seay was promoted successively to captain, major, and lieutenant colonel. Seay would serve the Union army well, fighting in the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Battle of Vicksburg, Battle of Jackson, Battle of Chattanooga, Battle of Lookout Mountain, Battle of Missionary Ridge, Battle of Atlanta, Battle of Savannah, Battle of Bentonville, and the Battle of Columbia. Seay last service came at Raleigh, North Carolina, while General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered. At the conclusion of the war, Seay left the army at the rank of colonel of his regiment. A bar examination is an series of tests conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given American examination usually consists of the following: complicated essay questions concerning that jurisdictions law; the Multistate Bar Examination, a standardized, nationwide examination containing generalized... The Civil War is by far the most common term for this conflict; see Naming the American Civil War. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... A private is a military soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to Nato Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in). ... This article concerns the rank and title of Captain. ... Major is a military rank denoting an officer of mid-level command status. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Battle of Pea Ridge Conflict American Civil War Date March 6-8, 1862 Place Benton County, Arkansas Result Union victory The Battle of Pea Ridge (also known as The Battle of Elkhorn Tavern) was a land battle of the American Civil War which occurred on 7 March 1862 at Pea... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Ulysses S. Grant John C. Pemberton Strength Army of the Tennessee Army of Vicksburg Casualties 10,142 9,091 (30,000 paroled) The Battle of Vicksburg or Siege of Vicksburg was the final significant battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of... The Battle of Jackson, fought on May 14, 1863, in Jackson, Mississippi, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign in the American Civil War. ... The Battle of Chattanooga may refer to several American Civil War Battles: Battle of Chattanooga I Battle of Chattanooga II Battle of Chattanooga III (1863) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The American Civil Wars Battle of Lookout Mountain, also known as The Battle Above the Clouds took place on November 24, 1863 in southeastern Tennessee near Chattanooga. ... The Battle of Missionary Ridge was a major battle of the American Civil War fought on November 25, 1863 in Chattanooga, Tennessee as part of the Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders William T. Sherman James B. McPherson† John B. Hood Strength Military Division of the Mississippi Army of Tennessee Casualties 3,641 8,499 The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of the Atlanta campaign fought during the American Civil War... The Siege of Savannah was a battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1779. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders William T. Sherman Henry Warner Slocum Joseph E. Johnston Strength 60,000 21,000 Casualties 1,517 2,606 The Battle of Bentonville was fought March 19–21, 1865, in Bentonville, North Carolina, near the current town of Four Oaks... Battle of Columbia Conflict American Civil War Date November 24-29, 1864 Place Maury County, Tennessee Result Confederate victory The Battle of Columbia was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on November 24 (24-29), 1864 in Maury County, Tennessee. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country State County United States North Carolina Wake County Founded 1792 Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City 299. ... A General is an officer of high military rank. ... Joseph E. Johnston Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) was a career U.S. Army officer and one of the most senior generals in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a group of battalions, usually four and commanded by a colonel. ...


After the Civil War

Upon his return from the war, Seay was appointed, by Governor Willard Preble Hall, county attorney of Crawford County. Later, Seay was advanced to circuit attorney before his retirement in 1870. After leaving government, Seay entered into private practice until 1875. During that year, Seay was elected circuit judge of the 9th Missouri District. Following the end of his first six-year term, Seay would win reelection to a second six-year term. The Governors of Missouri since its statehood in 1820 are: Alexander McNair 1821-24 Frederick Bates 1824-25 Abraham J. Williams 1825-26 John Miller 1826-32 Daniel Dunklin 1832-36 Lilburn W. Boggs 1836-40 Thomas Reynolds 1840-44 Meredith Miles Marmaduke 1844 John C. Edwards 1844-48 Austin... Willard Preble Hall (May 9, 1820–November 2, 1882) was born in Harpers Ferry, then in Virginia. ... A county attorney in the United States is the prosecutor for a county or local judicial district. ... Circuit courts previously were United States federal courts established in each federal judicial district. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Circuit courts previously were United States federal courts established in each federal judicial district. ...


Judge Seay declined a third term, preferring to resume his private practice. While in private practice, Seay entered into the realm of banking. Seay personally organized a bank at Union, Missouri, which he became president of until his death. Seay also personally strived to endorse the First National Bank of Rolla, Missouri. Later, Seay would become the president of that bank as well. Union is a city located in Franklin County, Missouri. ... Rolla is a city located in Phelps County, Missouri. ...


Oklahoma Territory Politics

During the 1890s, Oklahoma Territory was first being opened to settlers. The United States Congress officially changed the unorganized land into a government controlled territory with its own government. US President Benjamin Harrison appointed Major George Washington Steele to serve as the territory’s first Governor. President Harrison also appointed Seay to serve as an Associate Justice on the territory’s Supreme Court. The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ... Seal of the Congress. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Benjamin Harrison VI (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States. ... Major is the name most commonly given to the military rank equivalent to NATO rank code OF-3. ... George Washington Steele (December 13, 1839 – July 12, 1922) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician who twice served as a Congressman for Indiana, from 1881 to 1889 and again from 1895 to 1903. ... Associate Justice or Puisne (pronounced puny) Justice is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice. ... The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be challenged. ...


Justice Seay would serve on the Supreme Court throughout Governor Steele’s administration. On October 18, 1891, Governor Steele resigned his position and Robert Martin, the Secretary of Oklahoma Territory, became the Acting Governor. Seay submitted his name to President Harrison to serve as the second Governor. However, it would not be for three months until Harrison officially appointed Seay to the office. On February 1, 1892, Justice Seay resigned from the judiciary and was inaugurated as the second Governor of Oklahoma Territory at Guthrie. October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Downtown Guthries Victorian Architecture Guthrie is a city located in Logan County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ...


Governor Seay would only spend sixteen months in office. Under his administration, nothing of lingering importance occurred. The only important event was the opening of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reserve on April 19, 1892, via land run. This served to widen both Oklahoma Territory’s, and thus Governor Seay’s, domain. Seay governorship came to an abrupt end when President Grover Cleveland appointed William Cary Renfrow on May 7, 1893 to serve as governor. The Cheyenne are a Native American nation of the Great Plains. ... Scabby Bull, Arapaho 1806 Arapaho camp, ca. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Stub | Oklahoma history ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Late Life

After leaving office, Seay made his home in Kingfisher and on November 23, 1899, he organized the Central State Bank of Kingfisher. Later, the bank’s name was changed to the First National Bank of Kingfisher. On October 26, 1904, the bank was taken over by the Kingfisher National Bank. Despite that take over, Seay remained his position as bank president. Kingfisher is a city located in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Seay was an active member of the Episcopal Church as well as a member of the Freemasons. In the year before his death, Seay, by a tragic accident, suffered a bow to his hip, fracturing the bone. The injury worsened as Seay aged. Eventually, the injury sickened Seay to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The Episcopal Church may refer to several members of the Anglican Communion, including: Episcopal Church in the United States of America Scottish Episcopal Church Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East Episcopal Church of Cuba idk of the Sudan Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church ... American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... The international symbol of access depicts a person in a wheelchair A wheelchair is mobility device that takes the form of a chair on wheels, used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness or disability. ...


In 1909, Seay purchased a home in Long Beach, California. Seay would spend the rest of his life in California until his death on December 12, 1915. His remains were returned to Oklahoma for burial and interred in the cemetery at Kingfisher, where his grave is suitably marked. His funeral was held at the Masonic Temple in Guthrie. Governor of Oklahoma Robert L. Williams and his staff attended the funeral. 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles County Mayor Bob Foster Geographical characteristics Area 170. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929...


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Preceded by:
Robert Martin
Governor of Oklahoma Territory
18921893
Succeeded by:
William Cary Renfrow
Governors of Oklahoma Oklahoma State Flag
Territorial: SteeleMartinSeay • Renfrow • Barnes • Jenkins • Grimes • Ferguson • Frantz

HaskellCruceWilliamsRobertsonWaltonTrapp • Johnston • HollowayW. MurrayMarlandPhillipsKerrTurnerJ. MurrayGaryEdmondsonNigh • Bellmon • BartlettHallBorenNigh • Bellmon • WaltersKeatingHenry 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oklahoma. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma Territory: George Washington Steele (1890-1891) Robert Martin (1891-1892) Abraham Jefferson Seay (1892-1893) William Cary Renfrow (1893-1897) Cassius McDonald Barnes (1897-1901) William Miller Jenkins (1901) William C. Grimes (1901) Thompson Benton Ferguson (1901-1906) Frank Frantz (1906-1907... George Washington Steele (December 13, 1839 – July 12, 1922) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician who twice served as a Congressman for Indiana, from 1881 to 1889 and again from 1895 to 1903. ... Charles Nathaniel Haskell (March 13, 1860 – July 5, 1933) was an American lawyer, oilman, and statesman. ... Lee Cruce (July 8, 1863–January 16, 1933) was the second governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... James Brooks Ayers Robertson (March 15, 1871 – March 7, 1938, also called J.B.A. Robertson, was an American lawyer and statesman from Chandler, Oklahoma. ... John Calloway Walton (March 6, 1881–November 25, 1949) was the governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma in 1923. ... Martin Edwin Trapp served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1923 to 1927. ... Henry Simpson Johnston (1867–1965) was the governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1927 until 1929. ... William Judson Holloway was Governor of Oklahoma, who served from 1929 to 1931. ... William Henry David Alfalfa Bill Murray (1869–1956) was a United States Democratic Party politician representing Oklahoma. ... Leon Chase Phillips was a governor of Oklahoma, he was born December 9, 1890, in Worth County, Missouri, Phillips moved to Oklahoma at an early age. ... Oil man Robert S. Kerr September 11, 1896 in what is now Ada, Oklahoma January 1, 1963in Washington, D.C., first held elective office when he became Oklahomas governor in 1942. ... Roy Joseph Turner, was a Governor of Oklahoma, Turner was born November 6, 1894, in Lincoln County, Oklahoma Territory. ... Johnston Murray (July 21, 1902–April 16, 1974) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1951 until 1955. ... Raymond Dancel Gary w as the first Governor to be born in Oklahoma since statehood. ... MLK Library EDMONDSON, James Howard, (brother of Edmond A. Edmondson), a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Okla. ... George Patterson Nigh (born June 9, 1927), was a popular Oklahoma U.S. Democratic Party leader, served as Governor of Oklahoma on two separate occasions. ... Henry Louis Bellmon (born September 3, 1921) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... Dewey Follett Bartlett (March 28, 1919–March 1, 1979), a U.S. politician, served as the second Republican Governor of Oklahoma from 1967 to 1971, following his predecessor, Henry Bellmon. ... David Hall (born October 20, 1930), U.S. Democratic Party politician, He served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975. ... credited to the United States Senate Historical Office David Lyle Boren (born April 21, 1941) was a Democratic United States Senator from Oklahoma from 1979 until 1994. ... George Patterson Nigh (born June 9, 1927), was a popular Oklahoma U.S. Democratic Party leader, served as Governor of Oklahoma on two separate occasions. ... Henry Louis Bellmon (born September 3, 1921) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... David L. Walters David Lee Walters (born November 20, 1951) was the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1991 to 1995. ... Frank Keating as Governor of Oklahoma Francis Anthony (Frank) Keating (born February 10, 1944) is an American politician who was the Republican Governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. ... Charles Bradford Brad Henry (born June 10, 1963) is the Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ...


 
 

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