Fortunate is the man who has back of him an ancestry honorable and distinguished, and happy is he if his lines of life are cast in harmony therewith. In talents and in character Clinton Barnum Seeley is a worthy scion of a race that has furnished distinguished representatives to New England, his ancestors having occupied a prominent place in the history of Bridgeport and of Connecticut. He is a lineal descendant of Ensign Nathan Seeley, whose father, Captain Nathaniel Seeley, of New Haven and afterward of Fairfield, was a distinguished colonial hero. From pioneer times the family has figured in connection with the history of Bridgeport through successive generations down to the present, when Clinton Barnum Seeley is president of the Bridgeport Trust Company.
A native of Bridgeport he was educated in the schools of New York city, where the family home was maintained until ten years ago, although during that period he spent the summer months in Bridgeport at the country home. In 1907 he took up his abode in Bridgeport, where he has since engaged in the real estate business and has also figured prominently in financial circles. He was formerly vice president of the Pequonnock National Bank and in 1913 became president of the Bridgeport Trust Company, and thus figures actively in connection with business interests of the city. He is an active member of the park board, being chairman of the playground committee. He is also connected with the Board of Trade, and he figures, moreover, very prominently in social circles as a member of the Algonquin, Bridgeport Yacht and Brooklawn Country Clubs.
Page 63-64, “History of Bridgeport and Vicinity, Volume II,” The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, New York – Chicago, 1917
[Grandson of George SGS # 2059 – Clinton Barnum; Nathan; George (#2059); Nathan (#640); Seth; Nathan; James; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]