Elias Nelson ConwayElias Nelson Conway (17 May 1812 - 28 February 1892) was a Democratic Governor of Arkansas.
In 1833 Conway moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. He studied surveying and served as the state auditor from 1835 to 1849. In 1844 Conway was offered, but declined, the nomination for Governor in 1844. In 1853 the nomination was offered again and Conway accepted. His election campaign was successful and became Governor of Arkansas.
The Conway administration focused on physical improvement of the state. He formed the Chancery Courts and eased the state's financial problems. When Conway left office in 1860 and the state treasury held a surplus.