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Charles Francis Xavier O’BRIEN

(1879-1940)

O’BRIEN, Charles Francis Xavier, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., March 7, 1879; attended the public schools, St. Aloysius Academy, and St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, N.J.; was graduated from Fordham University, New York City; studied law at the New York Law School; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jersey City, N.J.; judge of the second criminal court; director of public safety of Jersey City 1917-1921; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925); voluntarily retired to accept the position of registrar of records of Hudson County, N.J., 1926-1936; was serving in the city law department at the time of his death in Jersey City, N.J., November 14, 1940; interment in Holy Name Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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