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William A. O'Neill

William A. O'NeillAKA William Atchison O'Neill

Born: 11-Aug-1930
Birthplace: Hartford, CT
Died: 24-Nov-2007
Location of death: East Hampton, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Connecticut, 1980-91

Military service: US Air Force (1950-53, Korea, combat flyer)

Democrat. Assumed the office of Governor of Connecticut upon the resignation of Ella T. Grasso for poor health. He largely continued her policies. O'Neill himself had open heart surgery in 1981.

Father: Joseph O'Neill
Mother: Frances O'Neill
Wife: Natalie Scott Damon ("Nikki", m. 1962)

    University: Central Connecticut State University
    University: University of Hartford

    Governor of Connecticut (31-Dec-1980 to 9-Jan-1991)
    Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (1979-80)
    Connecticut State House of Representatives (1967-78)

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