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Lawrence Joseph CONNERY

(1895-1941)

CONNERY, Lawrence Joseph, (brother of William Patrick Connery, Jr.), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., October 17, 1895; attended the local parochial and public schools, and St. Mary’s College, St. Marys, Kans.; employed as a reporter for the Lynn Item; served on the Mexican border in 1916 with Company A, Ninth Massachusetts Infantry; served with Company A, One Hundred and First Regiment, Twenty-sixth Division, from March 25, 1917, until honorably discharged on March 24, 1919, with nineteen months service in France; employed as chief purser aboard a United Fruit Co. liner 1919-1923; secretary to his brother, Congressman William P. Connery, Jr., 1923-1937; was graduated from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1926; engaged in the office-supplies and printing business in 1934 in Lynn, Mass.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his brother, William P. Connery, Jr.; reelected to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from September 28, 1937, until his death in Arlington, Va., October 19, 1941; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.

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

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