David J. O'Connell

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David Joseph O'Connell (December 25, 1868 – December 29, 1930) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in New York City, O'Connell attended public schools as a child. He worked in the publishing business in New York City, eventually becoming a sales manager for Funk & Wagnalls. In addition, he organized and was the first secretary of the 28th Ward Board of Trade and the Allied Board of Trade in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as president of the Booksellers' League of New York, as well as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920.

O'Connell was elected as a Democrat to the 66th Congress, where he served from March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1921. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 67th Congress in 1920. However, two years later, O'Connell was elected to the 68th Congress, as well as the three succeeding Congresses and in 1930 was reelected to the 72nd Congress. He served until his death in New York City on December 29, 1930.

O'Connell was interred in St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Brooklyn, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Oscar W. Swift
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
Succeeded by
Andrew Petersen
Preceded by
Andrew Petersen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1923 – December 29, 1930
Succeeded by
Stephen A. Rudd

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.