Fredrick Kimber Seward

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Fredrick Kimber Seward

  • Birth 23 Mar 1878 Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Death 7 Dec 1943 Queens, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 9172671

Survivor of the Titanic Disaster. Mr Seward boarded and convinced his traveling compaions to enter Boat #7 as the ship went down.Born in Wilmington, Del., Mr. Seward was a son of Rev. Samuel S. Seward and Mrs. Christiana F. Kimber Seward, and was related to William H. Seward, Secretary of State in President Lincoln's Cabinet.
He was graduated from Columbia College in 1899. After graduation from New York Law School, he was admitted to the bar and became associated with the law firm, then called Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, in 1903 and was admitted to membership in 1908. Mr. Seward aided in the formation of several large corporations, including the Atlantic, Gulf and West Indies Steamship Lines and the Regal Shoe Company.
He took an active part in Columbia alumni affairs. In 1924, as head of the University's Commencement Day Committee, he and the committee secretary asked the alumni to observe strictly the prohibition laws at that year's alumni celebration. He was president of the Columbia College Alumni Association in 1930-31.
Mr. Seward was secretary and a director of Bally, Inc., Swiss shoe manufacturing firm, and of the Recording & Statistical Corporation, and a director of the Standard Safe Deposit Co. of New York. He was secretary and a trustee of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, and vice president and a director of the Forest Hills Gardens Corporation. He was a member of the War Price and Rationing Board of this city. His clubs included the Columbia University, Mendelssohn Glee and City Midday.


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  • Created by: Kelly Seward
  • Added: 22 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9172671
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fredrick Kimber Seward (23 Mar 1878–7 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9172671, citing Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Kelly Seward (contributor 46589802) .