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Charles O’CONNOR

(1878-1940)

O’CONNOR, Charles, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Edina, Knox County, Mo., October 26, 1878; attended the rural schools; was graduated from the State Teachers’ College, Greeley, Colo., in 1901 and from the law department of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1904; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Boulder, Colo.; served as first assistant attorney general of Colorado 1911-1913; city attorney of Boulder 1917-1918; moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1919 and continued the practice of his profession; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Tulsa, Okla.; moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1936 on account of failing health and died in Denver, Colo., November 15, 1940; interment in Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Colo.

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

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