Michael F. O'Connell

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Michael F. O'Connell (1877, Tipperary, Ireland - was a politician and first elected at the age of 61 to the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was repeatedly re-elected until 1958, when he was defeated in the Democratic primary race. He had immigrated from Ireland and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Biography[edit]

O'Connell was born on January 27, 1877 in Tipperary, Ireland.[1] He later immigrated to the United States, settling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Career[edit]

O'Connell had joined the Democratic Party and became increasingly active after World War II. He was elected to the state Assembly in 1948. He was repeatedly re-elected. But in 1958, O'Connell was defeated in the Democratic primary for his seat by Patrick H. Kelly. He ran unsuccessfully as an Independent in the general election.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of the Assembly". Wisconsin Blue Book. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  2. ^ "O'Connell, Michael F". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2013-10-15.