Martin Sennet Conner

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This article is about the Governor of Mississippi. For the science fiction writer, see Michael Conner.
Martin Sennet Conner
44th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 17, 1932 – January 21, 1936
Lieutenant Dennis Murphree
Preceded by Theodore G. Bilbo
Succeeded by Hugh L. White
Personal details
Born (1891-08-31)August 31, 1891
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Died September 16, 1950(1950-09-16) (aged 59)
Jackson, Mississippi
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Alma Lucille Graham
Profession Lawyer
Religion Methodist

Martin Sennet "Mike" Conner (August 31, 1891 – September 16, 1950) was an American lawyer, politician, and college sports administrator. Conner served as the Governor of Mississippi from 1932 to 1936, serving as a Democrat.

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A native of Seminary, Mississippi, Conner obtained his education at the University of Mississippi and at Yale University. He later began a legal career in Seminary and served as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1916 to 1924. His term as a governor was focused on dealing with the consequences of the Great Depression. Nonetheless surplus in state treasury was achieved during his governorship. Following his term as governor, Conner served as the first commissioner of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) from August 21, 1940 through the fall of 1946.[1]

He is buried in the Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Theodore G. Bilbo
Governor of Mississippi
1932–1936
Succeeded by
Hugh L. White
Sporting positions