Benjamin F. Harwood

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Benjamin F. Harwood (ca. 1818 – March 30, 1856 Albany, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He lived in Dansville, Livingston County, New York.

In 1853, he was elected on the Whig ticket Clerk of the New York Court of Appeals, being in office from 1854 until his death.

He died a few days after the Court of Appeals declared Governor Myron H. Clark's prohibition law to be void. Harwood suffered from alcoholism himself, and felt the decision "to be his death warrant."


Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles S. Benton
Clerk of the Court of Appeals
Succeeded by
Russell F. Hicks