William H Seward


William H Seward
William H Seward [William H Seward]
(William Henry Seward 1801–72) the US ↑Secretary of State who persuaded the government to buy ↑Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million. It became known as Seward’s Folly because many people thought it was foolish to pay so much for such an empty, frozen region. Seward was Secretary of State under Abraham ↑Lincoln (1861–5) and survived a murder attempt when Lincoln was killed. He then became Secretary of State under Andrew ↑Jackson (1865–9). A town in Alaska is named after him.

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  • William Henry Seward — noun United States politician who as Secretary of State in 1867 arranged for the purchase of Alaska from Russia (known at the time as Seward s Folly) (1801 1872) • Syn: ↑Seward • Instance Hypernyms: ↑politician, ↑politico, ↑pol, ↑political leader …   Useful english dictionary

  • William Henry Seward — n. (1801 1872) United States politician, Secretary of State (1861 1869) who organized the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 …   English contemporary dictionary


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