US Congressman. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy during the War of 1812 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1813. In 1817, he became a clerk in the U.S. Treasury and served in that position until he moved to the Missouri Territory in 1818. In 1820, he moved to the Arkansas Territory and on March 4, 1823, was elected as a delegate to the 18th, 19th and 20th Congresses. He was mortally wounded on October 29, 1827, during a duel with Robert Crittenden who was Secretary of the Arkansas Territory. He succumbed to his wounds and died 11 days later. He was the brother of Arkansas Governor James S. Conway and Governor Elis N. Conway. He was first cousin to Senator Ambrose H. Sevier and Governor Henry M. Rector. He was also third cousin to Confederate General James L. Kemper and Conway County Arkansas is named in his honor.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith