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Leo William O’BRIEN

(1900-1982)

O’BRIEN, Leo William, a Representative from New York; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 21, 1900; graduated from the Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y.,1922; journalist; radio and television commentator; member of the Albany Port, N.Y., District Commission, 1935-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative William T. Byrne; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (April 1, 1952-December 30, 1966); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; chair, Albany County Planning Board and Adirondack Study Commission; died on May 4, 1982, in Albany, N.Y.; interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

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

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