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Martin Franklin Conway

  • Birth 19 Nov 1827 Fallston, Harford County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 15 Feb 1882 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Section B, Lot 066, Site 3
  • Memorial ID 7184502

U.S. Congressman. Moving to Kansas, in 1854, he became a printer, founded the National Typographical Union, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He practiced law, became involved in territorial politics, was an agent in Kansas for the Massachusetts Abolition Society, a member of the first legislative council in 1854 and a member of the Kansas Free State convention in 1855. In addition, he was chief justice of the supreme court under the Topeka constitution of provisional government, (1856-57) and president of the Leavenworth constitutional convention of 1858. Upon the admission of Kansas as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses, serving (1861-63). After leaving Congress, he was appointed by President Johnson United States consul at Marseilles, France, serving (1866-69). Retiring from public life because of ill health, he died at age 54 while confined to the Government Hospital for the Insane in Washington, D.C.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Roger
  • Added: 14 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7184502
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Franklin Conway (19 Nov 1827–15 Feb 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7184502, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .