William Henry Seward

William Henry Seward, Sr. (1801 - 1872) served as Governor of New York, United States Senator and Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln. Seward, a Republican, was an outspoken opponent of slavery. He was very nearly assassinated the same night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Clarence Darrow's abolitionist parents greatly admired Seward and gave Clarence the middle name of Seward in his honor. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-21907.