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William Seward
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Biographical information
Born

May 16, 1801[1]
Florida, New York

Died

October 10, 1872[1]
Auburn, New York

Occupation

United States Secretary of State

Political information
Affiliations

Union

Behind the scenes
Appears in

Lincoln

Portrayed by

David Strathairn

"It's either the amendment or this confederate peace. You cannot have both."
―William Seward[src]

William Henry Seward was the 12th Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was widely regarded as the leading contender for the party's presidential nomination in 1860. Denied the nomination, he became a loyal member of Lincoln's wartime cabinet, and played a role in preventing foreign intervention early in the war.[1]

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