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O'Connell, Ambrose

Born July 9, 1881, near Ottumwa, IA
Died October 12, 1962, in San Mateo, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Judge, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 19, 1944, to a seat vacated by Irvine Luther Lenroot. Confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 1944, and received commission on June 10, 1944. Assumed senior status on April 10, 1962. Service terminated on October 12, 1962, due to death.

University of Notre Dame, Ph.B., 1907
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1910

Professional Career:

Attorney, Guarantee Trust Corporation, New York City, 1928-1932
Assistant trust officer and office manager, Democratic National Committee, 1932-1933
U.S. Post Office Department, 1933-1943; special assistant and executive assistant, Postmaster General James Farley, 1933-1939; second assistant postmaster general, 1939-1940; first assistant postmaster general, 1940-1943
Executive vice-chairman, Democratic National Committee, 1943-1944