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George Miller O’BRIEN

(1917-1986)

O’BRIEN, George Miller, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., June 17, 1917; attended St. Ignatius Grammar School and Loyola Academy, Chicago, Ill.; A.B., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1939; J.D., Yale Law School, 1947; served with the Eighth and Twelfth Air Force, 1941-1945, attained the rank of lieutenant colonel; admitted to the Illinois bar in 1947 and commenced practice in Chicago; member, Will County Board of Supervisors, 1956-1964; Legislative Advisory Committee to Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1970-1971; member, State house of representatives, 1970-1971; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1973, until his death; was a resident of Joliet, Ill., until his death in Bethesda, Md., July 17, 1986; interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Lockport, Ill.

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

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