Fred Andrew Seaton

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Fred Andrew Seaton

Frederick Andrew Seaton (born December 11, 1909 in Washington, DC , †  January 16, 1974 in Minneapolis , Minnesota ) was an American politician ( Republican Party ), who belonged to the cabinet of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower as Secretary of the Interior .

Washington-born Seaton grew up in Manhattan , Kansas , where he also attended high school . In 1931 he graduated from the Kansas State University before 1937 by Hastings ( Nebraska moved and) there for many years as editor of the newspaper Tribune operated. As president of the Seaton Publishing Company , he was also involved in other newspapers and radio and television stations. He was also on the governing body of Hastings College and was a member of a foundation in aid of the University of Nebraska .

Fred Seaton gained his first political experience in 1936 as a member of the staff of the Republican presidential candidate Alf Landon . In 1945 he was elected to the Nebraska Legislature , of which he was a member until 1949.

In 1951 he was appointed by Nebraska's Governor Val Peterson to succeed the late US Senator Kenneth S. Wherry . Seaton took office on December 10, 1951 and left the Senate on November 4, 1952 after not being considered as a candidate for the entire remaining term until January 1955.

As a result, Seaton held numerous positions below the cabinet level in the government of Dwight D. Eisenhower before the latter appointed him to his cabinet as home secretary . He held this office from 1956 until the inauguration of the new President John F. Kennedy in January 1961; During this time, Alaska and Hawaii became US states.

Fred Seaton resumed his work as newspaper editor. A return to politics failed when he was defeated by the incumbent Frank B. Morrison in the 1962 election as governor of Nebraska . In 1973, as chairman of a five-member committee, he presented the Forest Report to the White House , in which President Nixon was recommended that the timber industry should allow major felling in the National Forests .

In 1955, Seaton was awarded the Medal of Freedom for his services .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Forest Report . New York Times, Oct 2, 1973, p. 42

Web links

  • Fred Andrew Seaton in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)