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 Samuel Cony

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Samuel Cony Famous memorial

Birth
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death
5 Oct 1870 (aged 59)
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Burial
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID
137321337 View Source

Maine Governor. After being admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Oldtown, Maine. He held various state executive, judicial, and legislative offices from 1835 to 1855. During the Civil War, in 1862, he switched from the Democratic to the Republican parties because of his strong abolitionist beliefs. He fully supported the war effort and served in the state house of representatives from 1862 to 1863. While serving in that office, he was elected governor of Maine in 1863 and reelected in 1865. As war governor, he enthusiastically supported requests from the federal government for troops and supplies. When he left the governor's chair in January of 1867, he resumed the practice of law in Augusta until his death there in 1870.

Maine Governor. After being admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Oldtown, Maine. He held various state executive, judicial, and legislative offices from 1835 to 1855. During the Civil War, in 1862, he switched from the Democratic to the Republican parties because of his strong abolitionist beliefs. He fully supported the war effort and served in the state house of representatives from 1862 to 1863. While serving in that office, he was elected governor of Maine in 1863 and reelected in 1865. As war governor, he enthusiastically supported requests from the federal government for troops and supplies. When he left the governor's chair in January of 1867, he resumed the practice of law in Augusta until his death there in 1870.

Bio by: Thomas Fisher

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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 16 Oct 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 137321337
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/137321337/samuel-cony: accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Cony (27 Feb 1811–5 Oct 1870), Find a Grave Memorial ID 137321337, citing Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.