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John Matthew O'Connell

Born: Aug 10, 1872

Death: Dec 6, 1941

Birthplace: Westerly

Nationality: United States

John Matthew O'Connell

Date of Birth : Aug 10, 1872
Date of Death : Dec 6, 1941
Birth Place : Westerly

John Matthew O'Connell 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 Dental College 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. 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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