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Judge McConnell was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, November 15, 1849. He graduated from Waynesburg College, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He studied law under Judge Morris at Fort Wayne, Indiana, later he moved to the Dakota Territory. In 1886 he was appointed Supreme Court Justice of the Dakota Territory by President Grover Cleveland, he served until 1889. After statehood he became Judge of the Third Judicial District, 1889-1896. Judge McConnell died August 3, 1931 in Sandusky County, Ohio.
Biographical Sketches of the North Dakota District Court Judges