Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Ford, Seabury

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FORD, Seabury, governor of Ohio, b. in Cheshire, Conn., 15 Oct., 1801; d. in Burton, Ohio, 8 May, 1855. He removed to Burton when a boy, after his graduation at Yale in 1825 practised law in that town. He was in the Ohio legislature most of the time from 1830 till 1847, was presiding officer, at different times, of both of it branches, and was also at one time major-general of militia. He was elected governor of the state in 1848, and served in 1849-'50. Immediately after the expiration of his term he had a paralytic shock, from the effects of which he died. He was an ardent friend of Henry Clay, and was instrumental in carrying the state of Ohio for him in 1844.