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Lawrence Joseph Connery (October 17, 1895 – October 19, 1941) was a United States House Representative from Massachusetts.

Lawrence Joseph Connery
Lawrence J. Connery (Massachusetts Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
September 28, 1937 – October 19, 1941
Preceded byWilliam P. Connery Jr.
Succeeded byThomas J. Lane
Personal details
BornOctober 17, 1895
Lynn, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 19, 1941(1941-10-19) (aged 46)
Arlington, Virginia
Alma materSt. Mary's College, Georgetown University Law School
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1916;
March 25, 1917 - March 24, 1919
UnitCompany A, 9th Massachusetts Infantry
Company A, 101st Infantry Regiment
26th Division
Battles/warsMexican Expedition
World War I

Life and careerEdit

Connery was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on October 17, 1895. He attended the local parochial and public schools, and St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, Kansas.

He was employed as a reporter for The Lynn Item; served on the Mexican border in 1916 with Company A, 9th Massachusetts Infantry; served with Company A, Company A, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division from March 25, 1917, until honorably discharged on March 24, 1919, with nineteen months service in France.

He went on to work as chief purser aboard a United Fruit Company ship (1919-23). From 1923-37, he was secretary (chief administrative assistant) for his brother, Congressman William Patrick Connery, Jr.

He graduated from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C. in 1926; engaged in the office-supplies and printing business in 1934 in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Last years and deathEdit

Connery was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his brother, William. He was re-elected to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from September 28, 1937 until his death from a heart attack[1] in Arlington, Virginia on October 19, 1941, aged 46. He was interred in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "20 Oct 1941, Page 1 - The High Point Enterprise at". Retrieved 23 April 2018.

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