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James Timothy O’Connell

James Timothy O’Connell, business executive. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient Exceptional Civilian Service award Department Army, 1957; Dean’s award Columbia, 1957, Pupin medal, 1959; Distinguished Service award Department Labor, 1963.


  • O’Connell, James Timothy was born on May 27, 1906 in New York City. Daughter of Timothy J. and Anna (Huber) O’C.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1928, Bachelor of Science, 1929, C.E., 1930.


    • Engineer, superintendent various firms, government agys., 1930-1940. Assistant regional expeditor National Housing Authority, New York City, 1946. Vice president Publix Shirt Corporation, New York City, 1946-1957, director, 1952-1957.

      Consultant Department Army, 1953-1954, secretary labor, 1954-1957. Member secretary army’s advising committee civilian personnel management, 1955-1957. Under secretary labor, 1957-1961.

      Director industrial relations Hudson Pulp & Paper Corporation, New York City, 1961-1962, vice president administration, since 1962. Industry trustee Amalgamated Cotton Garment and Allied Industries Retirement and Insurance Funds, 1947-1957.


    Member secretary army’s advising committee civilian personnel management, 1955-1957. Served from captain to colonel Army of the United States. 1940-1946.; Member Columbia Alumni Association, Holy Name Society (past local president).

    Club: Serra (past 1st vice president Montclair, New Jersey).


    • Married Adele Quilgan, September 12, 1936. Children: James Timothy, Katherine, Anne, Dorothy, Mary G. Construction.
    • father: Timothy J. O’C.
    • mother: Anna (Huber) O’C.
    • spouse: Adele Quilgan
    • children: James Timothy O’Connell
    • Katherine O’Connell
    • Anne O’Connell
    • Dorothy O’Connell
    • Mary G. Constrn O’Connell
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    Born March 27, 1906
    Died October 12, 1966
    (aged 60)