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pension agent , soldier

Selden Connor, American soldier, pension agent.

Background

Connor, Selden was born on January 25, 1839 in Fairfield, Maine, United States. Son of William and Mary Connor.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Tufts College, 1859 (Doctor of Laws, 1876).

Career

Private 1st Vermont Infantry, May 2-August 15, 1861. Lieutenant colonel 7th Maine Infantry, August 22, 1861. Colonel 19th Maine Infantry, January 11, 1864.

Brigadier general vols. June 11, 1864; wounded in battle of the Wilderness, 1864. Honorary mustered out April 7, 1866.

Assessor of Internal Revenue, 1869. Governor of Maine, 3 terms, 1876-1878. United States pension agent, 1882-1886, and again, 1897-1914.

Connections

Married Henrietta W. Bailey, October 20, 1869.

father:
William Connor

mother:
Mary Connor

spouse:
Henrietta W. Bailey