William Henry Seward
In-depth biography of William Henry Seward, who served in the New York State Senate, as governor of New York (1839-1943), and in the United States Senate (1849-1861). A close adviser to Pres. Abraham Lincoln, he served as U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869). He helped prevent foreign recognition of the Confederacy and obtained settlement in the Trent Affair.
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