Conner married Elizabeth Denniston of Albany, New York. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Waterville, Maine (at that time a district of Massachusetts), in 1810. Conner served in the War of 1812. Conner was first a Major of the Twenty-first Infantry. In the beginning of 1813 Conner served as Aide-de-camp to General Henry Dearborn. He was one of the American officers who accepted the British surrender at the Battle of York. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Thirteenth Infantry March 12, 1813. He resigned July 14, 1814. He resumed the practice of law in Waterville, Maine.
Conner was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817). He was appointed surveyor general of the in 1819. He died in Covington, Kentucky, December 17, 1820.
- United States Congress. "Samuel S. Conner (id: C000692)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 19th congressional district
March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1817
of the Twenty-first Infantry
March 12, 1812 – March 12, 1813 
|| Aide-de-camp to
General Henry Dearborn
1813 – 1813
| Lieutenant Colonel
of the Thirteenth Infantry
March 12, 1813– July 14, 1814
R. N. Malcolm
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