Open main menu

David J. O'Connell

David Joseph O'Connell (December 25, 1868 – December 29, 1930) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

David J. O’Connell
David J. O'Connell.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – December 29, 1930
Preceded byAndrew Petersen
Succeeded byStephen A. Rudd
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byOscar W. Swift
Succeeded byAndrew Petersen
Personal details
David Joseph O'Connell

(1868-12-25)December 25, 1868
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedDecember 29, 1930(1930-12-29) (aged 62)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting placeSt. John's Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Born in New York City, O'Connell attended public schools as a child. He worked in the publishing business in New York City, eventually becoming a sales manager for Funk & Wagnalls. In addition, he organized and was the first secretary of the 28th Ward Board of Trade and the Allied Board of Trade in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as president of the Booksellers' League of New York, as well as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920.

O'Connell was elected as a Democrat to the 66th Congress, where he served from March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1921. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 67th Congress in 1920. However, two years later, O'Connell was elected to the 68th Congress, as well as the three succeeding Congresses and in 1930 was reelected to the 72nd Congress. He served until his death in New York City on December 29, 1930.[1]

O'Connell was interred in St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Brooklyn, New York.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Congressman Dies: O'Connell Rites Friday; House to Take Action". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 30, 1930. p. 3.

External linksEdit