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Seth Low

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Seth Low

Mayor of New York City
President of Columbia University


Who was Seth Low?

Seth Low was a distinguished American statesman who made significant contributions as the Mayor of New York, the Mayor of Brooklyn, and the President of Columbia University. He was born at Brooklyn, New York, in 1850 into a prominent family known for their civic involvement. Low developed a deep sense of responsibility towards public service from an early age.

After completing his education at Columbia University, Low began his political career in Brooklyn, where he served as the Mayor from 1881 to 1885. During his tenure, he focused on urban development, public education, and social reforms, earning him a reputation as an effective and progressive leader.

After his successful stint in Brooklyn, Low assumed the presidency of his alma mater, Columbia University, in 1890. Under his guidance, the university underwent significant expansion, including the acquisition of new land and the establishment of new schools and academic programs. In 1895, Low donated $1 million to build the Low Memorial Library at the center of Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus in Upper Manhattan. It opened in 1897 and was named in memory of his father.

Low's leadership skills did not go unnoticed, and in 1902, he became Mayor of New York City. As the chief executive of the nation's most populous city, Low tackled issues ranging from public health to infrastructure, seeking to improve the lives of all New Yorkers. He died at Bedford Hills, New York, on September 17, 1916.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Seth Low

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Benton MacKaye

Co-Founder, Appalachian Trail

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Benton MacKaye

Co-Founder, Appalachian Trail

21st cousin
via Sir Geoffrey FitzPiers

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Benton MacKaye

Co-Founder, Appalachian Trail

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Woodville

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

18th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Fitzalan

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Fitzalan

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Benton MacKaye

Co-Founder, Appalachian Trail

7th cousin
via David Phippen

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Mary Foster

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Mary Foster

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Gardner

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Howland

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Joseph Wise

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John de Harington

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Eleanor of Castile

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Eleanor of Castile

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Rob Cantor

Singer and Songwriter

13th cousin 4 times removed
via John Giffard

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