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

By Victoria Merlino

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

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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