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Martin F. Conway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's at-large district
In office
January 29, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Abel Carter Wilder
Personal details
Born (1827-11-19)November 19, 1827
Died February 15, 1882(1882-02-15) (aged 54)
Political party Republican

Martin Franklin Conway (November 19, 1827 – February 15, 1882) was a U.S. congressman, consul to France, abolitionist, and supporter of the Free-State movement in Kansas.


Conway moved to the Kansas Territory in 1854. He first started working as a special correspondent for the Baltimore Sun.

In 1860, Conway was elected as representative to the U.S. Congress under the Wyandotte Constitution. When Kansas entered the Union in January 1861, he was the new state's first congressman. He served as a Republican until March 3, 1863.

Conway died on February 15, 1882.

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