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Henry Wharton CONWAY

(1793-1827)

CONWAY, Henry Wharton, (cousin of Ambrose Hendley Sevier), a Delegate from the Territory of Arkansas; born near Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn., March 18, 1793; educated by private tutors; enlisted as an ensign in the War of 1812 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1813; clerk in the Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., in 1817; moved to Missouri Territory in 1818 and to Arkansas Territory in 1820; receiver of public moneys in 1820 and 1821; elected a Delegate to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1823, until his death near Arkansas Post, Ark., then the Territorial seat of government, November 9, 1827; interment in Arkansas Post Cemetery.

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

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