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CONNER, Henry W., politician, born in Prince George county, Virginia, in August, 1793 ; died in Catawba county, North Carolina, 15 Jan, 1866. He was graduated at the University of South Carolina in 1812, served in General Joseph Graham's expedition against the Creek Indians in 1814, settled in Catawba county, North Carolina, was a candidate for congress in 1818, and elected as a democrat in the next congressional election, and re-elected nine successive times, serving from 3 December, 1821, till 3 March, 1841. He declined reelection, but in 1848 entered the state senate, after which he refused to be a candidate for office.
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