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 William J. Connell

William J. Connell

Birth
Cowansville, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 16 Aug 1924 (aged 78)
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 13060 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Born in Cowansville, Province of Quebec, Canada, he imagrated first to New York in in 1857, to Vermont in 1862 and moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1867. There, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1869, practiced law, was District Attorney of the third judicial district of Nebraska, (1872-76) and City Attorney of Omaha, (1883-87). In 1889, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress, serving until 1891. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was again appointed City Attorney of Omaha in 1992 and practiced law until his death at age 78 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William J. Connell (6 Jul 1846–16 Aug 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13060, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .