F. K. SEWARD DEAD; LAWYER 40 YEARS

Corporation Expert, Member of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Was On Rationing Board Here

Frederic Kimber Seward, corporation lawyer, a director in several companies and civic leader, died yesterday in his home, 134 Whitson Street, Forest Hills, Queens, after a short illness. He was a member of the law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle of 63 Wall Street, Manhattan. His age was 65.
   Born in Wilmington, Del., Mr. Seward was a son of the late Rev. Samuel S. Seward and the late Mrs. Christiana F. Kimber Seward, and was related to William H. Seward, Secretary of State in President Lincoln's Cabinet.
   He was graduated from Columbia College in 1899. After graduation from New York Law School, he was admitted to the bar and became associated with the law firm, then called Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, in 1903 and was admitted to membership in 1908. Mr. Seward aided in the formation of several large corporations, including the Atlantic, Gulf and West Indies Steamship Lines and the Regal Shoe Company.
   He took an active part in Columbia alumni affairs. In 1924, as head of the University's Commencement Day Committee, he and the committee secretary asked the alumni to observe strictly the prohibition laws at that year's alumni celebration. He was president of the Columbia College Alumni Association in 1930-31.
   Mr. Seward was secretary and a director of Bally, Inc., Swiss shoe manufacturing firm, and of the Recording & Statistical Corporation, and a director of the Standard Safe Deposit Co. of New York. He was secretary and a trustee of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, and vice president and a director of the Forest Hills Gardens Corporation. He was a member of the War Price and Rationing Board of this city. His clubs included the Columbia University, Mendelssohn Glee and City Midday.
   Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald W. Gardner of Marblehead, Mass.; two sons, Kimber Seward of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Staff Sgt. Samuel S. Seward of the Army Air forces, and two sisters, Mrs. Eric H. Coster and Miss Elizabeth Seward, both of New York.
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