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Gabriel T. Harrower (September 25, 1816 in Guilford, Chenango County, New York – August 15, 1895 in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania) was an American politician from New York.


He was the son of Benjamin Harrower. The family removed to Lindley when Gabriel was still a child. He attended the common schools and Geneva Lyceum. Then he engaged in farming and the lumber business.

He joined the Free Soil Party in 1848, and the Republican Party upon its foundation. He was Sheriff of Steuben County from 1853 to 1855; and Supervisor of the Town of Lindley. On November 5, 1859, he married Helen Parkhurst (1837–1911), and they had several children.

During the American Civil War he commanded the 161st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, fighting in the Department of the Gulf, and taking part in the Siege of Port Hudson.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (27th D.) in 1872 and 1873. In 1872, he joined the Liberal Republican Party and supported Horace Greeley for President.

He was buried at the Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.

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