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James Henry O’BRIEN

(1860-1924)

O’BRIEN, James Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., July 15, 1860; attended the public schools and was graduated from Browne’s Business College, Brooklyn, N.Y.; commenced work as a machinist and became an engineer; established a scale and overhead tramway business in New York City; member of the State senate in 1911 and 1912; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1908, 1912, and 1916; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., September 2, 1924; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

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