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State government official

Kathleen Sullivan Connell, American state government official.


Connell, Kathleen Sullivan was born on May 24, 1937 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Francis and Margaret (Byrnes) Sullivan.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing magna cum laude, Salve Regina College, 1958. Postgraduate, Boston College, University Rhode Island, Rhode Island College.


Registered nurse Newport Visiting Nurses Association, 1958-1961. Health educator Newport School Department, 1970-1986. Secretary of state State of Rhode Island, Providence, since 1987.

President, board directors Shake-a-Leg, Inc.


Member Middletown School Committee 1965-1976, chairman 1972-1976. Member Middletown Town Council 1977-1983, vice-chairman 1981-1983. Active Save the Bay, Aquidneck (Rhode Island) Goals Group, Aquidneck Ecology.

Member council nominating committee Newport Girl Scouts of the United States. Board directors Visiting Nurse Service of Newport County. Member Democratic Women's Caucus, Middletown Charter Review Commission.

Member American Nurses Association, Rhode Island State Nurses Association, Rhode Island School Nurses Association, National Education Association, Rhode Island Education Association, League of Women Voters, Women's Network, Vietnam Veterans of American (associate), Newport Irish Heritage Society (board directors), National Conference State Legislatures (committee labor and education), Delta Kappa Gamma.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: horseback riding, swimming, reading.


Married Gerald Connell, June 11, 1960. Children: Lawrence, Margaret, Kathleen.

Lawrence Francis Sullivan

Margaret (Byrnes) Sullivan

Gerald Connell

Lawrence Connell

Margaret Connell

Kathleen Connell