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James C. Shannon

AKA James Coughlin Shannon

Born: 21-Jul-1896
Birthplace: Bridgeport, CT
Died: 6-Mar-1980
Location of death: Fairfield, CT [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Connecticut, 1948-49

Military service: US Navy Reserve (pilot, WWI)

Became Governor of Connecticut upon the death of James L. McConaughy.


[1] Carolton Hospital, Fairfield, CT.

Father: Henry E. Shannon
Mother: Ellen Coughlin
Sister: Celia Youd
Wife: Helen M. McMurray (m. 15-Apr-1925, two sons, one daughter)
Son: John H. (b. 1926)
Son: James, Jr. (b. 1928)
Daughter: Helen Claire Richards (b. 1931)

    High School: Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, CT (transferred)
    High School: Georgetown Preparatory Academy (1914-16)
    University:
Georgetown University (1918)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1921)

    Connecticut State Supreme Court Justice (1965-66)
    Connecticut State Official Judge, Superior Court (1953-65)
    Governor of Connecticut (1948-49)
    Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (1947-48)
    Connecticut Federation of Labor Attorney (1939-48)
    Connecticut State Official Judge, Bridgeport City and Juvenile Court (1931-35)
    Connecticut State Official Prosecuting Attorney, Bridgeport, CT (1923-31)
    Algonquin Club
    American Legion
    Connecticut Bar Association 1921
    Kiwanis Club
    Knights of Columbus
    Republican National Committee 1952


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