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Thomas Joseph O’BRIEN

(1878-1964)

O’BRIEN, Thomas Joseph, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., April 30, 1878; attended the grade and high schools and took advance courses in business law and accounting; engaged as a public accountant in 1918; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1910 and 1929-1932; served as State bank examiner 1913-1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); did not seek renomination in 1938, having become a candidate for sheriff of Cook County, Ill.; sheriff of Cook County, Ill., 1939-1942; elected to the Seventy-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death in Bethesda, Md., April 14, 1964; interment in the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.

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

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