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James J. Connolly

James Joseph Connolly (September 24, 1881 – December 10, 1952) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania.

James Joseph Connolly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byPeter E. Costello
Succeeded byFrank J.G. Dorsey
Personal details
Born(1881-09-24)September 24, 1881
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 10, 1952(1952-12-10) (aged 71)
Political partyRepublican

James Connolly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Republican State committee, and served as financial secretary of the Republican city committee of Philadelphia.

He was elected in 1920 as a Republican to the 67th and to the six succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 and 1936. After his term in Congress, he was engaged in the real-estate business, and Vice President of Philadelphia Transportation Co. and Transit Investment Corporation.


  • United States Congress. "James J. Connolly (id: C000698)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter E. Costello
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Frank J.G. Dorsey