John Matthew O'Connell

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John Matthew O'Connell (August 10, 1872 - December 6, 1941) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Born in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, O'Connell attended the public schools. He taught in the local schools 1892-1902. He was graduated from the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Dental College (now a branch of Temple University) in 1905 and commenced practice in Westerly, Rhode Island, the same year. During World War I he served for sixteen months with Headquarters Sanitary Train, Twelfth Division, and later as a major in the United States Dental Reserve. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1929-1932.

O'Connell was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1938. He died in Westerly, Rhode Island, December 6, 1941. He was interred in St. Sebastian Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard S. Aldrich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

1933-1939
Succeeded by
Harry Sandager

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