James Connolly (bust)

Riverfront Park, Troy, NY

Bronze bust of Irish statesman James Connolly by Arthur Dunn cast in 1986

Photo 

James Connolly

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2004

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Description 

James Connolly lived at 96 Ingalls Avenue in Troy from 1903 to 1905. He worked as an insurance writer for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company on River Street before returning to Ireland.

Connolly went to work for the Irish Transport and General Workers Union, eventually becoming its general secretary. He led the Irish Citizen Army during the Easter Rising in 1916. Wounded in the fighting at Dublin's General Post Office, Connolly was tied to a chair and executed by a British firing squad shortly thereafter.

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • March 3, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody