William J. Connell, US Congress

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William James Connell

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Birthplace: Cowansville, Quebec
Death: Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J.
Place of Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery Omaha Douglas County Nebraska
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Connell and Judith Connell
Husband of Sarah Jane Connell
Father of Dr. Karl Albert Connell; Bessie Alexander and Dora Livingston
Brother of Dr. Ralph Wardlaw Connell

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William James Connell (July 6, 1846 – August 16, 1924) was a Nebraska Republican politician.


Born in Cowansville, Quebec, he immigrated with his family to Schroon Lake, New York in 1857 and then moved to Vermont in 1862. He moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1867 and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1869.


He was the district attorney of the third judicial district of Nebraska from 1872 to 1876 and a city attorney for the city of Omaha from 1883 to 1887. He was elected to the Fifty-first United States Congress serving from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1891. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890. He returned to his job as Omaha's city attorney in 1892. He died in Atlantic City, New Jersey on August 16, 1924 and is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha.


His son, Dr. Karl Albert Connell, invented the gas mask used by American troops during World War I.

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William J. Connell, US Congress's Timeline

1846
1846
Cowansville, Quebec
1907
1907
Age 61
1909
1909
Age 63
1912
1912
Age 66
1924
1924
Age 78
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J.
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Prospect Hill Cemetery Omaha Douglas County Nebraska