March 25, 1956
For the second time in five weeks, and the third time in under a year, Liverpool F.C. have lost another of their directors, the death having taken place last night of Mr. Thomas McConnell, after a long illness.
Mr. McConnell, who was a brother of a former Liverpool chairman, the late Mr. William McConnell, joined the board of the Anfield club in January, 1948, along with the present chairman Mr. Thomas Valentine Williams (T.V. Williams).
He had been a keen supporter of Liverpool since his youth, and soon became a valued member of the Board. Here he expressed his views firmly, but always with the remembrance that one matters of opinion as apart from fact, those who did not agree with him were just as likely to be right as he was. His sole concern was the well-being of the club and players. He delighted in argument, and did not mind it becoming heated, but when it was all over he was the first to smile and let bygones be bygones.
His shrewd business sense and extensive knowledge of football will be keenly missed on the Anfield directorate.
Mr. McConnell was for many years a Post Office supervising officer, retiring just before he joined the Liverpool board. Aged 69 he leaves a widow and two married sons. His home was in Childwall Road, Liverpool 15.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: March 26, 1956; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited