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James Timothy O’Connell

business executive.

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.


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.

Timothy J. O’C.

Anna (Huber) O’C.

Adele Quilgan

James Timothy O’Connell

Katherine O’Connell

Anne O’Connell

Dorothy O’Connell

Mary G. Constrn O’Connell