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David Kelso McConnell

David Kelso McConnell, American lawyer. Bar: Connecticut 1962, United States District Court Connecticut 1963, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1964, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1966, United States Superior Court 1970, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1971, Pennsylvania 1975, New York 1986.

Background

  • McConnell, David Kelso was born on July 12, 1932 in New York City. Son of David and Caroline Hanna (Kelso) McConnell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1962.

    Career

    • Assistant counsel New York.N.H. & H. R.R., New Haven, 1962-1965, counsel, 1966-1968. Assistant attorney general United States Virgin Islands, 1965-1966. Assistant general attorney Pennsylvania Center Transportation Company, New Haven, 1969-1970, assistant general counsel Philadelphia, 1970-1971, senior reorganization attorney, 1971, administrative officer, special counsel to trustees, 1971-1976, general attorney, 1977-1978.

      Assistant to chairman, Chief Executive Officer The Penn Center Corporation, New York City, 1979-1980, corporation secretary, 1980-1982. Vice president, general counsel General Cable Company, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1982-1985. Private practice Stamford, 1985-1986, Pelham, New York, 1989-1991, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1991-1998.

      Of counsel McCarthy, Fingar, Donovan, Drazen & Smith, White Plains, New York, 1986-1989. With United States Navy, 1954-1959, with United States Naval Reserve, 1959-1979.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Connecticut 1962, United States District Court Connecticut 1963, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1964, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1966, United States Superior Court 1970, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1971, Pennsylvania 1975, New York 1986.

    Membership

    Deputy supervisor, councilman Town of Pelham, New York, 1986—1990, budget officer. Deputy mayor, trustee Village of Pelham, 1992—1995, village attorney, 1995—1996. Clerk of session, elder, trustee, deacon Huguenot Memorial Church.

    President, board directors Pelham Rotary Charities Fund. Member of American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, Military Officers Association, Navy League, Yale Law School Association (executive committee 1988-1991, director New England since 2001), Association Bar City New York, New York Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Quindecim, St. Andrews Society New York (chairman board managers 1988-1989, board managers 1996-1999), The Corinthians (member afterguard, director The Corinthians Association, fleet captain New England fleet, trustee, president, treasurer, secretary The Corinthians Endowment Fund), Little Ship Club, Newport Sail and Power Squadron (Squadron Education Officer 2006-2008), Newport Rotary Charitable Foundation (trustee, president since 2005), Rotary Club of Newport Rhode Island (director 2001-2006), Pelhams Rotary Club (New York ) (president 1993-1994).

    Connections

    • Married Alice Schmitt, December 26, 1953. Children: Elissa Anne McConnell Henebry, Kathleen Anne, David Willet.
    • father: David McConnell
    • mother: Caroline Hanna (Kelso) McConnell
    • spouse: Alice Schmitt
    • children: Elissa Anne McConnell Henebry McConnell
    • Kathleen Anne McConnell
    • David Willet McConnell
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    Born July 12, 1932
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