Benjamin M. Wilcox

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Benjamin M. Wilcox (1903)

Benjamin Martin Wilcox (June 21, 1854 in Fleming, Cayuga County, New York – August 1912) was an American manufacturer and politician from New York.


He was the son of Joseph Wilcox and Lydia (Martin) Wilcox. He attended the public schools in Auburn. In 1870, he became a messenger, and later a clerk in the County Clerk's office. He was Deputy County Clerk from 1877 to 1882; and Clerk of Cayuga County from 1883 to 1891. Afterwards he engaged in the manufacture of ladies' shoes.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Cayuga Co.) in 1894 and 1895.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1896 to 1908, sitting in the 119th, 120th, 121st, 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th, 127th, 128th, 129th (all eleven 39th D.), 130th and 131st New York State Legislatures (both 41st D.).

He was buried at the Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.


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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Charles Clinton Adams
New York State Assembly
Cayuga County

Succeeded by
W. Clarence Sheldon 1st D.;
Eugene B. Rounds 2nd D.
New York State Senate
Preceded by
new district
New York State Senate
39th District

Succeeded by
Harvey D. Hinman
Preceded by
William J. Tully
New York State Senate
41st District

Succeeded by
Benn Conger