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George Donoghue O’BRIEN

(1900-1957)

O’BRIEN, George Donoghue, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Mich., January 1, 1900; attended the public and parochial schools; graduated from the University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich., 1921; graduated from the University of Detroit Law School, Detroit, Mich., 1924; admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in Detroit, Mich.; lawyer, private practice; during the First World War served as a private and was assigned to the Students’ Training Corps; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelectionto the Seventy-sixth in 1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1947); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Seventy-ninth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eightieth Congress in 1946; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1944; elected to the Eighty-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1954; assistant corporation counsel of the District of Columbia, assigned to Civil Proceedings Division from July 11, 1955, until his death; died on October 25, 1957, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.

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

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