Alexander H. Wells

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For the California Supreme Court Justice, see Alexander Wells (California).

Alexander H. Wells (d. December 21, 1857 Sing Sing, Westchester County, New York) was an American lawyer, editor and politician from New York.


He was born in Cambridge, Washington County, New York as the son of Daniel Wells who had removed there from Hebron, Connecticut.

He was Surrogate of Westchester County from 1840 to 1844.

He published the Hudson River Chronicle at the village of Sing Sing, and the Troy Daily Times. In his papers he attacked the conditions of the prisoners in Sing Sing State Prison.

At the New York state election, 1848, he was elected on the Whig ticket an Inspector of State Prisons. He was in office from 1849 to 1851, but was defeated for re-election in 1851.