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William James CONNELL

(1846-1924)

CONNELL, William James, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Cowansville, Province of Quebec, Canada, July 6, 1846; moved to Schroon Lake, N.Y., in 1857 and to Vermont in 1862; completed a preparatory course; moved to Omaha, Nebr., in 1867; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and engaged in practice; district attorney of the third judicial district of Nebraska 1872-1876; city attorney of Omaha 1883-1887; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; reappointed city attorney of Omaha, Nebr., in 1892; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Atlantic City, N.J., August 16, 1924; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebr.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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