Person NameSeaman; Owen (1861-1936); Sir; poet, satirist, parodist; baronet
Epithetpoet, satirist, parodist; baronet
ActivitySir Owen Seaman, baronet (1861-1936), poet, satirist and parodist, was born in London, the son of William Mantle Seaman, a dressmaker, and Sarah Ann Balls. He was educated at Shrewsbury and Clare College, Cambridge, 1883. Seaman took a post as schoolmaster at Rossall, 1884 . He became Professor of Literature at Durham College of Science, 1890-1903. In 1897 he became a barrister of the Inner Temple, and joined the staff of Punch , becoming assistant editor in 1902 and editor 1906-1932. Seaman was knighted in 1914. He gave time to the training ship 'Implacable' and was on the board of the Putney Hospital for Incurables. He was elected an honorary fellow by Cambridge, 1909 and received honorary degrees from Durham, 1906; Edinburgh, 1924; and Oxford, 1933. He was created a baronet in 1933.
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