Henry William Connor

Henry William Connor (* August 5, 1793 in Amelia Court House, Prince George County, Virginia; † January 6, 1866 in Beattie's Ford, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1821 and 1841 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Connor studied until 1812 at the South Carolina College in Columbia. In 1814 he took part in a campaign against the tribe of the Creek as a staff officer with the rank of Major. Later he settled in Falls Town ( North Carolina), where he worked as a planter. Politically, Connor then at the Democratic- Republican Party. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1820 Connor was in the eleventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Davidson on March 4, 1821. After nine elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1841 ten legislative periods. From 1831 to 1839 he was chairman of the Postal Committee. In the second half of the 1820s was debated in Congress violently between supporters and opponents of Andrew Jackson. From 1829 to 1837 the policy of the now president ascended Jackson was the subject of discussions. It was mainly about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and banking policy of the President.

In 1840, Henry Connor gave up another Congress candidate. Between 1848 and 1850 he sat in the Senate of North Carolina. After he retired from politics. He survived even the Civil War and died on January 6, 1866 in Beatties Ford