McCONNELL, Felix Grundy, (1809 - 1846)


McCONNELL, Felix Grundy, a Representative from Alabama; born in Nashville, Tenn., April 1, 1809; moved with his parents to Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., in 1811; received a limited education and became a saddler; moved to Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., in 1834; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Talladega, Ala.; member of the State house of representatives in 1838; served in the State senate 1839-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 10, 1846; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.