Francis Condon

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Francis Condon

Francis Bernard Condon (November 11, 1891 - November 23, 1965) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, Condon attended the public schools. He graduated from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1916. He was admitted to the bar in 1916 and commenced practice in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He served as a sergeant in the One Hundred and Fifty-second Regiment, Depot Brigade, Twenty-third Company, from May 1918 to June 1919. He served as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives 1921-1926, serving as Democratic floor leader 1923-1926. He served as member of the Democratic State committee 1924-1926 and 1928–1930, serving as a member of the executive committee 1928-1930. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island in 1928. He was also Rhode Island department commander of the American Legion in 1927 and 1928.

Condon was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jeremiah E. O'Connell and at the same time was elected to the Seventy-second Congress. He was reelected to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from November 4, 1930, until his resignation on January 10, 1935, having been appointed an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court in which capacity he served until January 7, 1958, when he was appointed Chief Justice. He remained Chief Justice until his death in Boston, Massachusetts, November 23, 1965. He was interred in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, East Providence, Rhode Island.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeremiah O'Connell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles Risk

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