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Bethlehem Steel Corp.

James J. Connolly, manager

James J. Connolly, manager

James J. Connolly, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. manager whose career spanned 40 years, died July 4 of liver cancer at his Towson home. He was 85. The son of Harry T. Connolly, president of the old Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad, and Marguerite Kram Connolly, a homemaker, James Joseph Connolly was born in Annapolis and later moved with his family to Homeland. He was a 1942 graduate of Mount Washington School for Boys and in 1946 graduated from Boys' Latin School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 in biology from what is now Loyola University Maryland. After serving in the Army for two years, he went to work at Sparrows Point in 1952, and rose to management...