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Fred Andrew Seaton

Fred Andrew Seaton (1909-1974 ) was United States Secretary of the Interior during Dwight Eisenhower's administration. Seaton was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Manhattan, KS. In 1937, Seaton moved to Hastings, NE, where he was publisher of the Daily Tribune for many years.

Seaton was active in Republican politics for many years. He was appointed to the United States Senate in December 1951 and served until November 4, 1952. He served in various White House and subcabinet posts in the Eisenhower administration before he was appointed United States Secretary of the Interior. He served in that office from 1956-1961. During his tenure Alaska and Hawaii became states.

See related

"Seaton, Fred(erick) A(ndrew)" in Current Biography 1956.

"Seaton, Frederick Andrew" in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. (Washinton, DC: Government Printing Office, 1989)

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