West, Benjamin, 1812-1847

West, Benjamin, 1812-1847



  • Existence: 1812 - 1847


Benjamin West was born on May 15, 1812, in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1833, and from Harvard Law School in 1836. After graduation he went into practice in Rochester, Illinois. In 1840, West went into wool manufacturing and in 1846, he represented Sangamon County in the Illinois legislature until his death. West died on June 23, 1847 in Rochester, Illinois.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Benjamin West papers

Identifier: MS-1283
Date(s): 1829 to 1831

Benjamin West (1812-1847), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1833. The collection contains a journal and pen and ink drawings by West.