CONNELL, Richard Edward (1857-1912)

CONNELL, RICHARD EDWARD, a Representative from New York; born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., November 6, 1857; attended St. Peter's Parochial School and the public schools of Poughkeepsie; reporter and editor on the Poughkeepsie News Press 1887-1910; police commissioner of Poughkeepsie in 1892; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Fifty-fifth Congress in 1896; unsuccessful candidate for member of the State assembly in 1898 and 1900; inheritance tax appraiser 1907-1909; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900 and 1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1911, until his death; had been nominated in 1912 as the Democratic candidate for reelection to the Sixty-third Congress; died in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on October 30, 1912; interment in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Hyde Park, NY
Papers: 1911-1912, approximately 0.3 cubic foot.
Correspondence with Richard E. Connell's family during his congressional term, and papers relating to his congressional service.

  • United States. 62d Congress, 3d session, 1912-1913. Richard E. Connell (late a Representataive from New York) Memorial addresses. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1913.