Elias P. Seeley

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Elias Petty Seeley
Elias P. Seeley.jpg
11th Governor of New Jersey
In office
February 27, 1833 – October 23, 1833
Preceded bySamuel L. Southard
Succeeded byPeter Dumont Vroom
Personal details
Born(1791-11-10)November 10, 1791
Bridgeton, New Jersey
DiedAugust 23, 1846(1846-08-23) (aged 54)
Trenton, New Jersey
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Jane E. Champney

Elias Petty Seeley (November 10, 1791 in Bridgeton, New Jersey – August 23, 1846) was an American Whig Party politician who served as the 11th Governor of New Jersey in 1833. Seeley was named to serve as governor after Samuel L. Southard stepped down from office to take a seat in the United States Senate. Seeley represented Cumberland County in the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1829 through 1833.

Seeley died on August 23, 1846, and was interred in Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bridgeton, New Jersey.[1]

Named after Elias Petty, the brother of his grandmother, Naomi (Petty) Seeley. She was the daughter of Israel and Naomi Petty of Fairfield, Cumberland, NJ.[2]

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  1. ^ New Jersey Governor Elias Pettit Seeley Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, National Governors Association. Accessed August 20, 2007.
  2. ^ [1], Calendar of New Jersey wills, administrations, etc

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Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel L. Southard
Governor of New Jersey
February 27, 1833 – October 23, 1833
Succeeded by
Peter Dumont Vroom