Albert H. F. Seeger

Associate Justice: 1926-1929

Born: February 20, 1859

Died: June 16, 1945

Justice Albert H. F. Seeger was born on February 20, 1859 in Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany and came to the U.S. at a young age. He graduated from the Newburgh Free Academy in 1875 and studied law at the office of Colonel William D. Dickey, who would become a Supreme Court Justice. Seeger worked as a law clerk for that office from 1875 until 1886 and was admitted to the bar in 1880. He practiced law at various firms from 1886 until 1889 and then as a solo practitioner until 1917. Seeger then served as Assistant District Attorney for Orange County from 1895 until 1903, and as District Attorney for the next two years.

He took the bench in 1907 as a judge for Orange County. In 1917, Seeger was elected to the Supreme Court for the Ninth Judicial District. Governor Alfred E. Smith designated him to the Appellate Division, Second Department in 1926. Following his retirement from the bench in 1929, he served as an official referee of the Supreme Court and practiced law.

Seeger was a member of the Westchester County, Orange County and New York State Bar Associations, and many clubs and fraternal organizations. He was interested in horse trotting, and competed in races with Justice Arthur S. Tompkins of the Second Department.

He was married twice and had a son. He died on June 16, 1945 in Newburgh, NY at the age of 86.

SOURCES

"Albert Seeger Dead; a Retired Justice, 86." New York Times (1923-Current file): 26. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2008). Jun 17 1945. Web. 19 June 2012.

"Honorable Albert H. F. Seeger." Eminent Members of the Bench and Bar of New York. San Francisco: Knight- Counihan, 1943. 148. Print.

"Seeger is Honored at 80." New York Times (1923-Current file): 3. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2008). Feb 21 1939. Web. 19 June 2012.