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Samuel Kerns McCONNELL, Jr.

(1901-1985)

McCONNELL, Samuel Kerns, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Eddystone, Delaware County, Pa., April 6, 1901; attended the grade schools in Philadelphia, Pa., and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1923; engaged in the investment banking business in 1926; member of the board of trustees of the Norristown State Hospital, 1939-1944, serving as president, 1940-1944; served as township commissioner of Lower Merion Township, 1941-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. William Ditter; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 18, 1944, until his resignation September 1, 1957, to become executive director of United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., serving until June 1961; chairman, Committee on Education and Labor (Eighty-third Congress); served as vice president and president of Woodcock, Moyer, Fricke and French, Inc., 1961-1967; was a resident of Wynnewood, Pa., until his death in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on April 11, 1985; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

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

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