Biography of Daniel O'Connell
Chemung County, NY Biographies





O'Connell, Daniel, city recorder, was born in Elmira, August 17, 1858, and was edu cated at the High School and the Free Academy. For a period of twelve years he followed his trade of car painting and ornamenting, and while thus engaged the propriety of his studying law was suggested to him by David B. Hill, then a practicing lawyer at Elmira and now governor of the State. He accordingly registered in that gentleman's office and studied as opportunity offered for several months, and in 1884 changed to the office of Dix W. Smith. He was admitted to the bar in 1888, returned to his trade for some months, and finally in 1887 began the practice of his profession. In the spring of 1888 he was elected justice of the peace as the candidate of both political parties. In the spring of 1889 he was elected to the office he now holds on the Repubican ticket by a majority of about 900, running of 1,500 ahead of his ticket. He has always been an effective political worker, and when only twenty one years old stumped the State for Garfield and Arthur, the youngest man ever sent out for that purpose by the State Central Committee. Mr. O'Connell is a disciple of the Catholic faith and is president of the Elmira Branch, No. 150, C. M. B. A.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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