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Charles Griffen Cornell (February 12, 1827 New York City – April 16, 1906, NYC) was a New York State senator.


He was a butcher. He was a Councilman (5th D.) in 1858 and 1859; President of the Board of Councilmen in 1859; and an Alderman (10th D.) in 1860 and 1861.

Having been a State Militia officer, he joined the Union Army at the beginning of the American Civil War, and fought in the First Battle of Bull Run.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (5th D.) in 1862 and 1863.

On December 3, 1862, Cornell was appointed by Mayor George Opdyke as New York City Street Commissioner. He resigned on November 17, 1866.

He was again a member of the State Senate in 1866 and 1867.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 14th D.) in 1873.

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