Henry G. Connor

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Henry G. Connor
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
In office
May 25, 1909 – November 23, 1924
Appointed byWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byThomas Richard Purnell
Succeeded byIsaac Melson Meekins
Personal details
Born
Henry Groves Connor

(1852-07-03)July 3, 1852
Wilmington, North Carolina
DiedNovember 23, 1924(1924-11-23) (aged 72)
Wilson, North Carolina
Educationread law

Henry Groves Connor (July 3, 1852 – November 23, 1924) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Education and career[edit]

Born on July 3, 1852, in Wilmington, North Carolina, Connor read law in 1871. He entered private practice in Wilson, North Carolina from 1871 to 1885. He was a member of the North Carolina Senate in 1885. He was a Judge of the North Carolina Superior Court from 1885 to 1893. He returned to private practice in Wilson from 1893 to 1903. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1899 to 1901, serving as Speaker in 1901. He was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina from 1903 to 1909.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Connor was nominated by President William Howard Taft on May 10, 1909, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina vacated by Judge Thomas Richard Purnell. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 25, 1909, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on November 23, 1924, due to his death in Wilson.[1]

Books[edit]

Connor was a published author. Among his works were biographies of John Archibald Campbell,[2] James Iredell,[citation needed] and William Gaston.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henry Groves Connor at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Henry Groves Connor, John Archibald Campbell (2004). John Archibald Campbell. Lawbook Exchange Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-445-2.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Richard Purnell
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
1909–1924
Succeeded by
Isaac Melson Meekins