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CONNERY, Lawrence Joseph (1895-1941)

CONNERY, LAWRENCE JOSEPH, (brother of William Patrick Connery, Jr.), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., October 17, 1895; attended the local parochial and public schools, and St. Mary's College, St. Marys, Kans.; employed as a reporter for the Lynn Item; served on the Mexican border in 1916 with Company A, Ninth Massachusetts Infantry; served with Company A, One Hundred and First Regiment, Twenty-sixth Division, from March 25, 1917, until honorably discharged on March 24, 1919, with nineteen months service in France; employed as chief purser aboard a United Fruit Co. liner 1919-1923; secretary to his brother, Congressman William P. Connery, Jr., 1923-1937; was graduated from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1926; engaged in the office-supplies and printing business in 1934 in Lynn, Mass.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his brother, William P. Connery, Jr.; reelected to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from September 28, 1937, until his death in Arlington, Va., October 19, 1941; interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.

  • United States. 77th Cong., 2d sess., 1942. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Lawrence Joseph Connery, late a Representative from Massachusetts, Seventy-seventh Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1944.