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Edward Leo O’NEILL

(1903-1948)

O’NEILL, Edward Leo, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, N.J., July 10, 1903; attended the parochial schools; served in the United States Navy 1919-1923; became engaged in the real estate business in Newark, N.J.; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve in 1939 and 1940; served as a captain in the Quartermaster Corps, United States Army, in 1942 and 1943; commissioner of the Essex County Board of Taxation 1940-1945; realtor and mortgage broker in Newark, N.J., until his death December 12, 1948; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, N.J.

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

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