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John Coggswell CONNER

(1842-1873)

CONNER, John Coggswell, a Representative from Texas; born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., October 14, 1842; attended the Noblesville public schools and Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; admitted to the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., September 20, 1861, and remained during the academic year, 1861-1862; commissioned a second lieutenant in the Sixty-third Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, on August 30, 1862, and a first lieutenant on September 3, 1862; honorably discharged June 20, 1864; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Indiana house of representatives in 1866; commissioned a captain in the Forty-first Regiment, United States Infantry, on July 28, 1866, and served in Texas until November 29, 1869, when he resigned, having received the nomination for Congress; upon the readmission of Texas to representation was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress; reelected to the Forty-second Congress and served from March 31, 1870, to March 3, 1873; owing to failing health was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; died in Washington, D.C., December 10, 1873; interment in the Old Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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