Martin F. Conway

Martin F. Conway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Martin Franklin Conway (November 19, 1829 - February 15, 1882) was a U.S. congressman, consul to France, abolitionist, and advocate of the Free-State movement in Kansas. Conway was born in Harford County, Maryland, the son of Dr. W. D. Conway and Frances (Maulsby) Conway. His father was an Exploring Surveyor in the United States Navy, and a slave-owner. Conway learned the printer's trade in Baltimore after leaving school at fourteen. He married Emily Dykes in 1851, and studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. Conway moved to the Kansas Territory in 1854, initially working as a special correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. He soon resumed the practice of law and became involved in territorial politics. In March 1855, Conway was elected from Riley County to the first territorial Council (Senate), but resigned prior to assuming his seat. In 1855, he was an active member at the Free-State meeting in Big Springs and became a delegate to the Topeka Constitutional convention. In January 1856, he was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court under the Topeka constitution. In 1858, he served as president of the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention.
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135670239
  • 9786135670233