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Thomas F. Conway

Thomas Franklin Conway (May 4, 1862 – November 9, 1945) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was the Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1911 to 1912.


Born in Chesterfield, Essex County, New York, he was the son of John Conway and Mary (Collins) Conway. He was admitted to the bar in 1885. In 1890, he removed to Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York.

He was a delegate to the 1896, 1904, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944 Democratic National Conventions.

In 1898 and 1900, he ran for New York State Attorney General but was defeated twice by Republican John C. Davies.

He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1911 to 1912, elected on the Democratic ticket with Governor John Alden Dix in 1910.

In 1916, he lost the Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from New York to William F. McCombs.

He died on November 9, 1945, at his home in Plattsburgh, New York.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
George H. Cobb
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Succeeded by
Martin H. Glynn