Alabama Commissioners of Agriculture and Industries


Seth Paddock Storrs: 1929-1935


Seth Paddock Storrs was born November 20, 1874, at Montgomery. He was the son of Charles Paddock and Maggie (Barnett) Storrs, the former Captain of a University cadet company in Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry, General Rucker's escort, C.S. Army; grandson of Seth Paddock and Jane Ruth (Bigelow) Storrs, the former a native of Middlebury, Vt., and a graduate of Middlebury College, who removed to Covington, Ga., where he began the practice of law, colonel of the Georgia Militia, removed to Wetumpka, elected Mayor, served in the State Senate, 1847 and 1849, and later appointed judge of the circuit court great grandson of Seth and Electra (Strong) Storrs, first Attorney General of Vermont, graduate of Yale and then founder of Middlebury College.


Mr. Storrs was educated in the public schools of Tallassee, spent two years at Bell Buckle, Tenn., and later attended Marion Military Institute. He engaged in banking and lumber business before engaging in farming. He was designated a Master Farmer by the A.P.I. On June 1, 1929, he was appointed by Governor Bibb Graves to fill the unexpired term of the late Commissioner S. M. Dunwoody, and in 1930 he was elected as commissioner. He was a Democrat, a Methodist, and a Mason.


Married: February 6, 1896, at Tallassee, Bessie, daughter of John A. and Amanda Dubberly, of that place. Children: 1. Charles Paddock; 2. Elizabeth (Storrs) Owen; 3. Clara Barnett; 4. Mary Catherine (Storrs) Roundtree.


Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1931, 41.