Well-known prosecutor Whitney North Seymour, Jr. dies at 95

By Victoria Merlino

The Queens Daily Eagle quoted President Greenberg on the passing of Past President Whitney North Seymour, Jr.

Whitney North Seymour, Jr., a former high-profile prosecutor and past president of the New York State Bar Association, died on June 29 at the age of 95.

Seymour had a long career in both politics and law, scoring two terms as a state senator in the 1960’s. Though he never went national with his political career, losing runs for Congress and the Senate, he became a well-known attorney, tackling corruption as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan and independent counsel investigating an influential aide to then-President Ronald Reagan for perjury.

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