Alexander H. Conner

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From 1890's Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan, and Franklin, Nebraska.

Alexander Hamilton Conner[1] (August 5, 1831 – May 29, 1891) was a United States politician and legislator.[2][3]

Born in Hamilton County, Indiana, Conner was the son of William Conner, a pioneer and politician. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1855.[4] He served in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1856.[5] In 1860, Conner took part in the Republican Convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Conner was a newspaper publisher and was appointed postmaster for Indianapolis, Indiana.[6] In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Conner Governor of Idaho Territory, but he declined the office.[7] After dealing with financial problems with his newspaper in Indianapolis, Conner moved to Kearney, Nebraska, in 1872, where he practiced law. Conner served in the Nebraska Constitutional Convention of 1875 and was elected to the Nebraska State Senate serving in 1883-1885 and 1889-1891. Conner died in Kearney, Nebraska.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ Some of the references had his surname spelled as 'Connor.'
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  3. ^ "Conner Prairie, Conner Family". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
  4. ^ 'Biographical Souvenir of Buffalo County,' F.A. Battey & Co., 1890, pg. 473-474
  5. ^ 'State of Indiana Legislative Manuel for 1909,' pg. 304
  6. ^ 'Biographical Souvenir of Buffalo County.' F.A. Battey & Co., 1890, pg.473-474
  7. ^ 'The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant-November 1, 1870-May 31, 1871, The Ulysses Grant Association, pg. 161
  8. ^ 'Biographical Souvenir of Buffalo County,' F.A. Battey & Co., 1890, pg. 473-474
  9. ^ 2008-2009 Nebraska Blue Book, pg. 228
  10. ^ 'Alexander Hamilton Conner-obituary,' Shelbyville Daily Democrat, June 1, 1891, pg. 4