William Henry Connor was a lawyer of more than twenty years of active service at Griffin. throughout hiscareer his name was one of honorable associations and activities and he has shown himself always ready to perform a good citizen's part in
Born in Spalding County, Georgia, November 13. 1873, William Henry Connor is a son of Millard L. and Laura (Sherrill) Connor. His father was born in Georgia and followed merchandising. His grandparents on both sides came from Ireland.
Mr. Connor attended the public schools as a boy and early chose the law as a career and studied in private offices until admitted to the bar on May 30, 1894. He built up a large general practice, and he was regarded as one of the ablest practitioners in his circuit.
For two years Mr. Connor served as city attorney of Griffin. In 1912 he was elected a member of the State Legislature. He was a member of the Spalding County Bar Association, was Worshipful Master of Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26 in 1917 and also affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
On August 6, 1910, he married Helen Osman, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have a daughter Rosa. Mr. Connor outside of his profession was interested in local industries at Griffin, but his principal hobby was the raising of registered cattle,
hogs and chickens, and he had a well equipped place near Griffin to carry out that diversion. He made a record during the war with
Spain, enlisting in Company — of the Third Georgia Regiment, and was with the volunteer armies until June 1898. He was mustered out as sergeant of his company. For some time Mr. Connor also filled the office of county clerk.