Martin Sennet Conner
|Martin Sennet Conner|
|44th Governor of Mississippi|
January 19, 1932 – January 21, 1936
|Preceded by||Theodore G. Bilbo|
|Succeeded by||Hugh L. White|
|Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives|
August 31, 1891|
|Died||September 16, 1950
|Spouse(s)||Alma Lucille Graham|
Martin Sennet Conner, known as 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.
A native of Seminary in Covington County in southern Mississippi, Conner obtained his education at the University of Mississippi in Oxford and at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 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. He was noted for going to the state penitentiary to preside over "mercy courts" that resulted in executive clemency for prisoners.
He is buried in the Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, Mississippi.
Theodore G. Bilbo
|Governor of Mississippi
Hugh L. White
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