Seixas, Gershom Mendes
- (1746–1816)US religious minister. Seixas, the native-born son of a Sephardi immigrant, served for fifty years as the lay minister of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York. He fled during the British occupation of the city in the American War of Independence, and helped establish a congregation in Philadelphia, before returning to New York. He was one of thirteen clergymen invited to the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789. He was a trustee of Columbia College, and a regent of the New York State University.His son David G. (1788–1865) was a remarkably enterprising and versatile citizen of Philadelphia. He pioneered the treatment of the deaf and dumb, the use of anthracite coal, the manufacture of crockery, and helped to introduce daguerrotypes.
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