David Seeley

David Seeley

David Seeley is an Irondequoit Town Supervisor and active participant in several civic organizations. Additionally, he serves as general counsel to The Marlon Brando Living Trust.

He has been at the forefront of numerous education battles throughout his life. He served as an attorney-at-law in desegregation cases and served as assistant U.S. education commissioner under President Lyndon Johnson.

Early Life and Education

David Seeley was born in New York City and attended Phillips Exeter Academy for high school before earning both his bachelor’s and law degrees from Yale University.

After graduating, he worked as a lawyer in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare under President Dwight Eisenhower. Later he served as Assistant U.S. Education Commissioner under Lyndon Johnson, helping enforce school segregation guidelines after the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v Board of Education decision despite opposition from local governments.

He later served as an advisor to Mayor John Lindsay, helping him navigate anti-war protests and racial unrest. Unfortunately, due to bureaucratic conflict and the start of a two month New York City teachers’ strike, he was ultimately forced to resign. These experiences would form the basis of his future work.

Professional Career

David Seeley was an esteemed education scholar, reformer and innovator. His efforts made public schools significantly better and fairer for all children.

He desired to galvanize society on behalf of children, emphasizing that “every child in this community must have a chance at a brighter future” according to an interview with “The 74” magazine.

He was a lawyer and educator renowned for his work on the Staten Island School Improvement Project. Additionally, he developed Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on the Island; however, his involvement on the Island continued until last year when he passed away. The college community sends its condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Achievements and Honors

Dave had a unique perspective of the world, as an engineer by profession. At Albion College, he enjoyed teaching physics to students of all majors and was known as an inspirational mentor to them all.

He dedicated much of his time to campus-wide student activities and keeping faculty up-to-date on physics research. For his outstanding contributions to the College, he received many honors including the Mark Sheldon Putnam and Mildred Plate Putnam Endowed Faculty Award for Mentoring; Campus Programs’ “Bridge” Award; and Arthur Anderson New Teacher of the Year honoree.

Dave made an exemplary contribution to atomic physics. He was one of the first researchers to utilize NASA/Goddard high-resolution microcalorimeter for soft x-ray spectroscopy. Dave fully adopted the teacher-scholar model, often including undergraduate students in his experimental research projects.

Personal Life

For 14 years, Kirkland attorney David Seeley has been representing school districts, defending criminals and handling general litigation. While his experience ranges widely from mainstream matters to more creative ventures such as working with Marlon Brando on patent work.

At one point, the actor even considered selling Tetiaroa coconuts on Amazon.

He didn’t anticipate it being particularly lucrative, but it proved to be a lot of fun, according to Seeley.

He and his late wife Mae were married on July 4, 1955 at Christ Church, New Brighton where he sang in the choir for 46 years and served on its vestry. Sadly, Mae passed away in 2008 at 86 years old.

Net Worth

David Seeley’s net worth has grown to an impressive $30 million as a result of his success as both an actor and producer.

His first major break came with his casting as Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Additionally, he starred in his own self-titled spinoff and made guest appearances on other popular shows.

He then rose to stardom on Bones, a police procedural that ran for twelve seasons and paid him $250k per episode.

Boreanaz’s current role as a military drama on CBS’ SEAL Team began in March 2017. This steady income will allow his net worth to increase even further.

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