History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Edward P. Seeds
EDWARD P. SEEDS is a native of Wilmington, Delaware, where he was born August 1, 1855. When a child his father removed to Manchester, Iowa, where the son received his early education in the public schools. He entered the Law Department of the State University and graduated in 1877. Mr. Seeds began practice at Manchester, continuing with the interruption of a few years in the postal service, until 1890. During his second term as city solicitor he resigned to accept the office of State Senator, serving in the Twenty-second and Twenty-third General Assemblies. In 1890 he was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico and was judge of the First Judicial District for four years. During his term he was called upon to render a decision in case of election frauds and his decision was sustained by the United States Supreme Court. At the expiration of his term Judge Seeds returned to Manchester and was elected professor of law in the State University.