CONNOLLY, Maurice, (1877 - 1921)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CONNOLLY, Maurice, a Representative from Iowa; born in Dubuque, Iowa, March 13, 1877; attended the common schools; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1897 and from the law department of New York University, New York City, in 1898; was admitted to the bar in 1899; did postgraduate work at Balliol College, Oxford, England, and the University of Heidelberg, Germany; engaged in the insurance business and banking; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1914; chairman of the Iowa State Democratic convention in 1914; was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916; major in the Aviation Corps during the First World War; died in an airplane accident near Indian Head, Md., May 28, 1921; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.