CONNERY, William Patrick, Jr.

CONNERY, William Patrick, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1888–1937

Biography

CONNERY, William Patrick, Jr., (brother of Lawrence Joseph Connery), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lynn, Mass., August 24, 1888; attended St. Mary's School at Lynn, Montreal College in Canada 1902-1904, and Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., 1904-1908; entered the theatrical profession as an actor 1908-1916; engaged as a theater manager in 1916 and 1917; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the One Hundred and First Regiment, United States Infantry, and served nineteen months in France; electric company employee 1919-1921; engaged in the manufacture of candy in 1921; secretary to the mayor of Lynn from January 1, 1922, to February 25, 1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death; chairman, Committee on Labor (Seventy-second through Seventy-fifth Congresses); studied law; was admitted to the bar October 10, 1934, but did not practice extensively; died in Washington, D.C., June 15, 1937; interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Lynn Historical Society

Lynn, MA
Papers: 1936-1965, 0.5 inch. The papers include correspondence, clippings, speeches, sound recordings, testimonials, and other papers, reflecting William Connery's activities in local, state, and national politics and his chairmanship of the Committee on Labor.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 75th Cong., 3d sess., 1938. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of William Patrick Connery, Jr., late a Representative from Massachusetts. Seventy-fifth Congress, third session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1938.

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