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Francis Condon in the early 20th Century

Francis Bernard Condon (November 11, 1891 – November 23, 1965) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Early life and career[edit | edit source]

Condon was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island and attended the public schools. He graduated from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1916. He was then admitted to the bar in 1916 and commenced practice in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He served as a sergeant in the One Hundred and Fifty-second Regiment, Depot Brigade, Twenty-third Company, from May 1918 to June 1919. He was also the Rhode Island department commander of the American Legion in 1927 and 1928.

Political career and death[edit | edit source]

Condon served as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1921-1926, serving as Democratic floor leader from 1923-1926. He also served as member of the Democratic State committee from 1924-1926 and 1928–1930, serving as a member of the executive committee from 1928-1930. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island in 1928.

Condon was 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. He was 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. He served in that capacity until January 7, 1958, when he was appointed Chief Justice. He remained Chief Justice until his death in Boston, Massachusetts on November 23, 1965. He was interred in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Francis Condon at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeremiah E. O'Connell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 3rd congressional district

1930–1933
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
Clark Burdick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

1933–1935
Succeeded by
Charles Risk

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