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L.W. Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 1858

Birth Place: Pennsylvania

L.W. SEELY, another prominent member of the San Francisco bar, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1858. His ancestors were early settlers of Pennsylvania, and filled honorable positions in life. His great-grandfather was born in that State, and was an officer in the Revolutionary war. His father, Colonel F.W. Seely, is likewise a native of the Keystone State, and served through the war of the Rebellion, and was retired as a Brevet Lieutenant Colonel. He was appointed and served as a delegate to the international convention for protection of the industrial property held at Madrid, Spain in 1890; now holds the position of Principal Examiner in the Patent Office at Washington, D.C.

Mr. L.W. Seely was reared and educated in his native State. He studied law in Washington, and graduated at the Columbia Law School, after which he was admitted to the bar, and engaged in the practice of his profession. For six years he was a Solicitor of Patents. He is now associated in his law practice with General Ellis Spear, formerly, Commissioner of Patents, the firm being Spear & Seely, with offices at San Francisco and Washington D.C. Mr. Seely is the resident partner in San Francisco.

The Bay of San Francisco, The Metropolis of the Pacific Coast and its Suburban Cities. A HISTORY, Vol II, Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892, page 252-253

[Grandson of Richard Lewis # SGS # 3395 – L.W.; Franklin Austin; Richard Lewis (# 3395); John Williamson; Sylvanus; Christopher, Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]

24 Mar 2002 – From Oliver Popenoe Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 – oliver@popenoe.com Interesting info from the Lewis Pub. Co History but it does not exactly correspond to the info I have:
Great grandfather: John Williamson Seely, (SGS 1505) b 1772 Chatham NJ, was OH militia Major General in War of 1812; son of Sylvanus Seely, born 1743 Chester, Orange Co, NY, served in Revolution.
Grandfather: Richard Lewis Seely, Honesdale, b 1796 Greene Co, PA, businessman and President of the Honesdale(Wayne Co PA)Bank, also served in War of 1812 as Quartermaster Lt. Col. in his father’s regiment.
Father: Franklin Austin Seely, b 1834 at Seely’s Mills, PA, served as Captain–Assistant Quartermaster in Army during Civil War. Patent office info correct.

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