Benjamin F. Conley

Benjamin F. Conley

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 10 Jan 1886 (aged 70)
West End, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7960842 · View Source
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Georgia Governor. As a successful businessman, he was a member of the Augusta City Council for 12 years, Mayor of Augusta Georgia, (1857-59) and president of the Georgia Senate. When Governor Rufus Bullock resigned in 1871, he was appointed as a Republican the 32th Governor of Georgia, serving until 1872. During his short tenure, the predominately Democratic legislature nullified the majority of his vetoes. Unsuccessful in a reelection bid, President Grant appointed him Postmaster of Atlanta, serving (1875-83).

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  • Added: 8 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7960842
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin F. Conley (1 Mar 1815–10 Jan 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7960842, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .