Joseph S. Bosworth was born in Cortland, New York, and began law practice in New York in 1836. He was appointed chief justice of the Superior Court of New York in 1858, and in 1864 was appointed commissioner of police for New York City.
Gift of Mrs. John Godfrey Saxe
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