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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 220, page(s) 935-936


The Honorable James D. O'Connor, of West Hartford, a judge of the Superior Court for nine years, passed away on November 11, 1991.

Born on June 17, 1928, Judge O'Connor was a graduate of Trinity College and the Georgetown University Law School. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. In 1961, after several years in private practice, he was appointed Assistant United States Attorney. He returned to private practice in 1963. In 1979, he was appointed the state's first chairman of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. He was nominated and confirmed to be a judge of the Superior Court in 1982.