English: William Benjamin Cornwell (November 25, 1864 – April 8, 1926) was a prominent American lawyer, businessperson, newspaper editor and publisher, and railroad and timber executive in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Cornwell served as the Prosecuting Attorney for Hampshire County (1892–1900) and served as the president of the Hampshire Southern Railroad Company, the Winchester and Western Railroad Company, and the Winchester Lumber Corporation. Cornwell was the eldest brother of West Virginia Governor John Jacob Cornwell (1867–1953) and newspaper publisher and writer, Marshall S. Cornwell (1871–1898).
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