WAKEMAN, SETH, a Representative from New York; born in Franklin, Vt., January 15,
1811; attended the common schools; moved to Batavia, N.Y., where he studied
law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law; district
attorney for Genesee County 1850-1856; member of the State assembly in 1856 and
1857; member of the State constitutional convention in 1867 and 1868; elected
as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); was
not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law; died in
Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y., January 4, 1880; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.