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Henry William CONNOR

(1793-1866)

CONNOR, Henry William, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Amelia Court House, Prince George County, Va., August 5, 1793; was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1812; served as aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. Joseph Graham with rank of major in the expedition against the Creek Indians in 1814; settled in Falls Town, Iredell County, N.C.; engaged in planting; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress; elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth through the Twenty-fourth Congresses, and elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Twenty-second through Twenty-fifth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1840; member of the State senate 1848-1850; died at Beatties Ford, Lincoln County, N.C., January 6, 1866; interment in Rehoboth Methodist Church Cemetery, near Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, N.C.

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

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