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SEAMAN, Ezra Champion, author, born in Chatham, New York, 14 October, 1805; died in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1 July, 1880. He was educated in the common schools, admitted to the bar at Ballston Spa, New York, was chief clerk to the United States comptroller of the treasury in 1849-'53, and subsequently inspector of Michigan state prisons. He edited the "Ann Arbor Journal" in 1858-'63, and published " Essays of the Progress of Nations" (Detroit, 1846; with additions, New York, 1848; supplement, Detroit, 1852); "Commentaries on the Constitution and Laws, People and History, of the United States" (Ann Arbor, 1863); "The American System of Government" (1870) ; "Views of Nature" (1873) ; and essays and pamphlets.
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