Colonel William A. Phillips

Samuel Shepard Conner (ca. 1783 – December 17, 1820) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, Conner attended Phillips Exeter Academy in 1794. He was graduated from Yale College in 1806. He studied law.

Conner married Elizabeth Denniston of Albany, New York.[3] 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.[3] He was one of the American officers who accepted the British surrender at the Battle of York.[2] 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.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Parker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1817
Succeeded by
Joshua Gage
Military offices
Preceded by
Major
of the Twenty-first Infantry

March 12, 1812 – March 12, 1813 [4]
Succeeded by
John Johnson[4]
Preceded by
Aide-de-camp to
General Henry Dearborn

1813 – 1813
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John Christie[5]
Lieutenant Colonel
of the Thirteenth Infantry

March 12, 1813– July 14, 1814
Succeeded by
R. N. Malcolm[6]

Notes

  1. ^ Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (1912), Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale college with annals of the College History Vol VI, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, p. 24.
  2. ^ a b c Coues, Elliott (1895), The expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike: to headwaters of the Mississippi River, Volume 1, New York, N.Y.: Francis. P. Harper, p. ciii.
  3. ^ a b c Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (1912), Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale college with annals of the College History Vol VI, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, p. 23.
  4. ^ a b Heitman, Francis Bernard (1890), Historical register of the United States Army: from its organization, Washington, D.C: The National Tribune, p. 60.
  5. ^ Powell, William Henry (1900), List of officers of the army of the United States from 1779 to 1900, New York, N.Y.: L. R. Hamersly & Co., p. 53.
  6. ^ Heitman, Francis Bernard (1890), Historical register of the United States Army: from its organization, Washington, D.C: The National Tribune, p. 53.

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