Ezra Convis

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Ezra Convis
First Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
1835–1836
Succeeded by Charles W. Whipple
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Calhoun County district
In office
1835–1837
Succeeded by Andrew Dorsey
Personal details
Died 1838
Residence Calhoun County, Michigan

Ezra Convis ( –1838) was the first speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives and the founder of Verona, Michigan.

Convis was a native of Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, New York. He moved to Michigan in 1834 settling first at Battle Creek and then moving north in 1835 to found the town of Verona. In 1835 he was elected to the new Michigan House of Representatives and was chosen as the first speaker of the house. Convis was re-elected in 1837 but died in early 1838 as a result of a sleigh accident that occurred while he was returning to Detroit (then the capital of Michigan) from attending the wedding of a daughter of Mr. Ten Eyck in Dearborn.

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