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Samuel Shepard CONNER

(17831820)

CONNER, Samuel Shepard, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Exeter, N.H., about 1783; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., in 1794; was graduated from Yale College in 1806; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Waterville, Maine (at that time a district of Massachusetts), in 1810; served in the War of 1812 as major of the Twenty-first Infantry; promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Thirteenth Infantry March 12, 1813; resigned July 14, 1814; resumed the practice of law in Waterville, Maine; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); appointed surveyor general of the Ohio land district in 1819; died in Covington, Ky., December 17, 1820.

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

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