To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Omar D. Conger

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Omar D. Conger
Omar D. Conger - Brady-Handy.jpg
United States Senator
from Michigan
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 4, 1887
Preceded byHenry P. Baldwin
Succeeded byFrancis B. Stockbridge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881
Preceded bynone
Succeeded byJohn T. Rich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1873
Preceded byRowland E. Trowbridge
Succeeded byWilder D. Foster
Member of the Michigan Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1818-04-01)April 1, 1818
Cooperstown, New York
DiedJuly 11, 1898(1898-07-11) (aged 80)
Ocean City, Maryland
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCase Western Reserve University

Omar Dwight Conger (April 1, 1818 – July 11, 1898) was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.

Conger was born in Cooperstown, New York and moved with his father, the Rev. E. Conger, to Huron County, Ohio in 1824. He pursued academic studies at the Huron Institute in Milan, Ohio, and graduated from Western Reserve College (now Case Western Reserve University) in Hudson, Ohio in 1841. He engaged in mineral explorations of the Lake Superior copper and iron regions in connection with the Michigan State Geological Survey 1845–1847. He engaged in the practice of law in Port Huron, Michigan in 1848 and was elected judge of the St. Clair County Court in 1850. He was a member of the Michigan State Senate 1855–1859, and served as President pro tempore in 1859. He was a member of the State military board during the Civil War, holding the rank of colonel. He was a Presidential Elector for Michigan in 1864 and a member of the State constitutional convention in 1866.

He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives for the 41st United States Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1869, until March 4, 1881. He represented Michigan's 5th congressional district from 1869 to 1873 and became the first person to represent the 7th district from 1873 to 1881.

Conger was re-elected to the House for the 47th Congress in the general election on November 2, 1880. He was subsequently elected by the Michigan Legislature to the United States Senate on January 18, 1881. Conger served the remainder of his term in the House for 46th Congress and resigned from the House for the next term to serve in the Senate. John T. Rich was elected in a special election April 4, 1881, to fill the vacancy in the House.

While in the House, Conger served as chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the State Department in the 42nd Congress, and the Committee on Patents in the 43rd Congress.

Conger was elected in 1880 as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1881 to March 4, 1887. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886. He served as chairman, Committee on Manufactures in the 47th Congress, the Committee on the Revision of the Laws in the 48th Congress, and the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads in the 49th Congress.

After leaving Congress, he engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C. and died in Ocean City, Maryland. He is interred in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan.

Conger also played an important role in the establishment of the American Red Cross. On May 12, 1881, Clara Barton, who became the first president of the organization, organized a meeting at Sen. Conger's home. The 15 people present at this meeting include Barton, Conger, and Rep. William Lawrence (R, OH).

Senator Conger is the namesake for Fort Conger, the pioneering Arctic outpost established by Augustus Greeley's 1881 expedition and named by the explorer in gratitude for the senator's support.

Conger's legacy can also be seen in the street names in Port Huron, Michigan. The two streets closest to the lake are named Omar Street and Conger Avenue, and are just a few blocks away from Lakeside Cemetery where he is interred. Additionally, there was a short-lived settlement established in the Thumb called "Omard", which was named in honor of the senator using his first name "Omar" and his middle initial "D".[1]

The Library of Congress lists a single published work by Conger in its catalog. This is the 15 page pamphlet titled A Plain Review, published in Washington, DC in 1892. Its subject is French spoliation claims. The call number there is E321 .C74.

His grandson was also named Omar Dwight Conger and graduated from Harvard University before being killed in San Diego during World War II.[2]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    2 454
    1 564
  • Moment in History Extra: Season 2 Ep.17 "The Explosion of the Omar Conger"
  • NSEJS 2019 Biology Solutions
  • Habeas Corpus - Judicial Remedies - Writs - Administrative Law - Constitutional Law - Tamil
  • Export Report into Multiple Formats in Tally Tamil
  • NCERT Grade 7 || CBSE Class 7 - Algebraic Expression Exercise 12.1 - Question 5,6,7 in Tamil



  1. ^ Murray, Jerry and Shirley (1976). Brown City Centennial Book 1876–1976. The Centennial Book Committee.
  2. ^ "The University Counts Its Dead of the Second World War". Retrieved 2020-07-25.


  • Rubenstein, Bruce A. 'Omar D. Conger: Michigan's Forgotten Favorite Son.' Michigan History 66 (September/October 1982): 32–39.

External links

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rowland E. Trowbridge
United States Representative for the 5th Congressional District of Michigan
Succeeded by
Wilder D. Foster
Preceded by
United States Representative for the 7th Congressional District of Michigan
Succeeded by
John T. Rich
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Henry P. Baldwin
 U.S. senator (Class 1) from Michigan
Served alongside: Thomas W. Ferry, Thomas W. Palmer
Succeeded by
Francis B. Stockbridge
This page was last edited on 5 April 2021, at 19:31
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.