William J. Connors

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William James "Botchy" [1] Connors (July 26, 1891 June 24, 1961) was an American politician.



Born in Chicago, Illinois, Connors was an active member of the Democratic Party. In 1932, Connors was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives; in 1934, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate, where he served until his death.


Connors died of uremia in Chicago in 1961. [2] [3]


  1. Hartley, Robert E. "Paul Powell of Illinois: A Lifelong Democrat".
  2. 'Illinois Blue Book 1961-1962,' Biographical Sketch of William J. Connors,' pg. 206
  3. 'Sen. Connors, 69, Colorful Boss of 42nd Ward, Dies,' Chicago Tribune, June 25, 1961, pg. 1,2

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