West, Benjamin, 1746-1817
- Existence: 1746 - 1817
Benjamin West (March 28, 1746 – July 29, 1817) was an American lawyer. He was born in Tisbury, Massachusetts. In 1768, West graduated from Harvard College; he served briefly as a minister in Wrentham, Massachusetts. West then studied law in New Hampshire. From 1777 to 1779, West worked as a tutor for a planter in Charleston, South Carolina. He then practiced law in Charlestown, New Hampshire. West refused to serve in public office; the United States House of Representatives, New Hampshire Attorney General, and probate judge. West also refused membership in the American Antiquarian Society. In 1814, West did serve as a delegate to the Hartford Convention. West died in Charlestown, New Hampshire.
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