Biography of J. H. Seawell
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





J. H. Seawell. The subject of this sketch was born in Lafayette county, Missouri, on the 22d day of November, 1847. He came to the State of California in 1853, and with his father's family settled in Napa county. In 1865, he entered the Pacific Methodist College, from which institution he graduated in 1870, being the first in his class. After teaching school a short time in Napa county, he removed to Mendocino county in 1871, and thereafter was for several years principal of the Ukiah public school. He was elected county Superintendent of public schools of Mendocino county, in 1873, without opposition, and served for two years. At the. expiration of his term .of office as County Superintendent, he was appointed Under Sheriff of Mendocino county by Sheriff Moore, and served in. that capacity for four years. He was nominated for State Senator from the twenty seventh Senatorial district in 1879, but declined to be a candidate. Was married in the year 1873. He is now a student at law.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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