Martin F. Conway

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Martin F. Conway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's at-large district
In office
January 29, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byAbel Carter Wilder
Personal details
Born(1827-11-19)November 19, 1827
DiedFebruary 15, 1882(1882-02-15) (aged 54)
Political partyRepublican

Martin Franklin Conway (November 19, 1827 – February 15, 1882) was a U.S. congressman, consul to France, abolitionist, and supporter of the Free-State movement in Kansas.

Career[change | change source]

Conway moved to the Kansas Territory in 1854. He first started working as a special correspondent for the Baltimore Sun.[1]

In 1860, Conway was elected as representative to the U.S. Congress under the Wyandotte Constitution. When Kansas entered the Union in January 1861, he was the new state's first congressman. He served as a Republican until March 3, 1863.

Conway died on February 15, 1882.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society - Kansas State Historical Society - Google Books. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  2. Read comments of a friend who visited Conway and spoke to "an eminent physician in Washington" about his condition in The Kansas Memorial: A Report of the Old Settlers Meeting Held at Bismark Grove, Kansas, September 15 and 16, 1879.(See page 129 - Letter from Martin F Conway and preceding paragraph.) Edited by Charles S. Gleed. Available at the New York Public Library (off-site. The Kansas Memorial.