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William Henry Seward (Character)
from Lincoln (2012)

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William Henry Seward was one of the foremost politicians... See more »
Alternate Names:
Secretary Seward / Secretary of State William H. Seward / Secretary of State William Henry Seward / State Secretary William Seward / Willam Seaward / William H. Seward / William Seward / William Steward


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  1. Killing Lincoln (2013) (TV) Played by Ted Johnson (as William H. Seward)
  2. Saving Lincoln (2013) Played by Bruce Davison (as William H. Seward)
  3. Beardface (2012) Played by James Roehl (as William Seward)
  4. Lincoln (2012) Played by David Strathairn (as William Seward)
  5. The Conspirator (2010) Played by Glenn R. Wilder (as Secretary Seward)

  6. Lost River: Lincoln's Secret Weapon (2009) Played by Owen McKinley (as William Seward)
  7. Wesley (2009) Played by Eric Cover (as William Seward)
  8. Gettysburg: The Speech That Saved America (2008) (TV) Played by Larry Carter (as Secretary Seward)
  9. The Spanish-American War: First Intervention (2007) (TV) Played by Bob Wells (as Willam Seaward)
  10. Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War (2007) (TV) Played by Steve Butler (as William Steward)
  11. "Days That Shook the World"
        - Terror: Made in America - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln & Oklahoma City Bombing (2004) TV episode, Played by Brad Batchelor (as William H. Seward)

  12. The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TV) Played by John Pleshette (as Secretary of State William Henry Seward)

  13. "Lincoln" (1988) TV series Played by Richard Mulligan (as William H. Seward)
    ... aka "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" - USA (video title), USA (DVD title)
  14. "North and South, Book II"
    ... aka "Love and War" - USA (subtitle)
        - Episode #1.3 (1986) TV episode, Played by William Mims (as State Secretary William Seward)
        - Episode #1.2 (1986) TV episode, Played by William Mims (as State Secretary William Seward)

  15. "The Adams Chronicles"
        - Chapter XI: Charles Francis Adams, Minister to Great Britain (1976) TV episode, Played by Alexander Clark (as William Seward)
  16. "Lincoln"
    ... aka "Sandburg's Lincoln" - USA (complete title)
        - Crossing Fox River (1976) TV episode, Played by Whit Bissell (as William Seward)
        - The Unwilling Warrior (1975) TV episode, Played by Lloyd Nolan (as William H. Seward)

  17. "Branded"
        - Seward's Folly (1965) TV episode, Played by Ian Wolfe

  18. "The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial"
    ... aka "On Trial" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "The Joseph Cotten Show" - USA (rerun title)
        - The Freeman Case (1957) TV episode, Played by Joseph Cotten (as William Seward)
  19. "Screen Directors Playhouse"
        - Lincoln's Doctor's Dog (1955) TV episode, Played by Howard Wendell (as William Seward)
  20. "You Are There"
        - The Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) (1955) TV episode, Played by Howard Wendell (as William Seward)

  21. The Monroe Doctrine (1939) Played by Erville Alderson (as William Seward)
    ... aka "Technicolor Classics (1939-1940 season) #1: The Monroe Doctrine" - USA (series title)
    ... aka "Technicolor Classics (1953-1954 season) #7: The Monroe Doctrine" - USA (series title)
  22. Lincoln in the White House (1939) Played by Erville Alderson (as Secretary of State William H. Seward)
    ... aka "Technicolor Classics (1938-1939 season) #4: Lincoln in the White House" - USA (series title)
    ... aka "Technicolor Classics (1951-1952 season) #3: Lincoln in the White House" - USA (series title)
  23. The Plainsman (1936) Played by Charles Herzinger (as William H. Seward)

  24. The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924) Played by Willis Marks (as William H. Seward)
    ... aka "Abraham Lincoln" - USA (short title)
  25. In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922) Played by Charles Colby (as William H. Seward)

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From Lincoln (2012)
Abraham Lincoln: Abolishing slavery by constitutional provisions settles the fate for all coming time. Not only of the millions now in bondage, but of unborn millions to come. Two votes stand in its way. These votes must be procured.
William Seward: We need two yeses. Three abstentions. Four yeses and one more abstention and the amendment will pass.
Abraham Lincoln: You've got a night and a day and a night; several perfectly good hours! Now get the hell out of here and get them!
James Ashley: Yes. But how?
Abraham Lincoln: Buzzard's guts, man! I am the President of the United States of America! Clothed in immense power! You will procure me these votes.
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