CONDON, Francis Bernard, (1891 - 1965)


CONDON, Francis Bernard, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Central Falls, Providence County, R.I., November 11, 1891; attended the public schools; was graduated from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1916; was admitted to the bar in 1916 and commenced practice in Pawtucket, R.I.; served as a sergeant in the One Hundred and Fifty-second Regiment, Depot Brigade, Twenty-third Company, from May 1918 to June 1919; member of the State house of representatives 1921-1926, serving as Democratic floor leader 1923-1926; member of the Democratic State committee 1924-1926 and 1928-1930, serving as a member of the executive committee 1928-1930; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island in 1928; Rhode Island department commander of the American Legion in 1927 and 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jeremiah E. O’Connell and at the same time was elected to the Seventy-second Congress; reelected to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from November 4, 1930, until his resignation on January 10, 1935, having been appointed an associate justice of the Rhode Island supreme court in which capacity he served until January 7, 1958, when he was appointed chief justice, in which office he served until his death; died in Boston, Mass., November 23, 1965; interment in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, East Providence, R.I.