Jeremiah E. O'Connell

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Jeremiah Edward O'Connell
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1927
Preceded by Ambrose Kennedy
Succeeded by Louis Monast
In office
March 4, 1929 – May 9, 1930
Preceded by Louis Monast
Succeeded by Francis Condon
Personal details
Born (1883-07-08)July 8, 1883
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Died September 18, 1964(1964-09-18) (aged 81)
Cranston, Rhode Island
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation Attorney, judge

Jeremiah Edward O'Connell (July 8, 1883 - September 18, 1964) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, O'Connell attended the public schools. He was graduated from Boston University in 1906 and from the law school of the same university in 1908. He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to Providence, Rhode Island, in 1908 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the city council 1913-1919, and as member of the board of aldermen 1919-1921.

O'Connell was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1927). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress.

O'Connell was elected to the Seventy-first Congress and served from March 4, 1929, until his resignation on May 9, 1930, having been appointed an associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court, serving until January 10, 1935, when he was appointed presiding justice and served until his resignation in 1948.

O'Connell was elected as an associate justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and served until his resignation on January 18, 1956. He was a resident of Cranston, Rhode Island, until his death September 18, 1964. He was interred in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.


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