Biography of Simon Seibert
Erie County, NY Biographies


Seibert, Hon. Simon, Buffalo, State senator, was born September 12, 1857, in Buffalo, N. Y., where he has always resided, and whither his parents removed from Germany in 1853. His father has been a representative business man of East Buffalo for the past thirty years. Mr. Seibert received his education in the public schools, was graduated from Bryant & Stratton's Business College in 1878, and then became a clerk in his father's coal office. Later he engaged in the men's furnishing business, from which he retired in 1889 to accept the appointment of United States gauger at Buffalo. He held this position until 1893, and since then has been associated with the Magnus Beck Brewing Company as traveling salesman. He is also president of the Buffalo Clearing Company. Mr. Seibert has long been an active and ardent Republican and recognized leader of his party in what is known as the East Side, where he has served as president of the East Side Republican League. In 1893 he was elected to the Assembly by a majority of 1,356, and in 1894 was re-elected by a largely increased vote. In 1895 he was nominated by acclamation for the office of State senator from the Forty eighth senatorial district, and was elected by 2,206 majority; in 1897 he was re-elected to this important position. Senator Seibert is a man of the highest integrity, and in business as well as in official relations enjoys universal popularity, respect and confidence. One of his chief characteristics is never to make a promise that he does not expect to fulfill. In 1896 he was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention at St Louis. He is a member of Mystic Star Lodge, I. O. O. F., Millard Fillmore Lodge, K. O. P., the Teutonia Maenerchor and Buffalo Orpheus Singing Societies, Buffalo Lodge No. 23, of Elks, and the Silver King Fishing Club, and president of the Speudel Fishing Club and several other social and political organizations.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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