Definition of Seward, William Henry in English:

Seward, William Henry

Pronunciation /ˈso͞o(w)ərd/ /ˈsuwərd/

proper noun

  • (1801–72), US statesman and politician. An outspoken anti-slavery politician, he was governor of New York 1839–43, US senator 1849–61, and US secretary of state 1861–69. In 1867, he negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia, a purchase that was widely mocked as “Seward's Icebox” and “Seward's Folly.”.


Seward, William Henry

/ˈso͞o(w)ərd/ /ˈsuwərd/