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 Benjamin F. Conley

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Benjamin F. Conley

  • Birth 1 Mar 1815 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 10 Jan 1886 West End, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7960842

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 8 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7960842
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : 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 .