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Obrien, K to N

OBRIEN (Soundex O165) — See also BONIER, BORENI, BRIEN, MCBRIEN, OBRIAN, OBRYAN, OBRYEN, OBRYN, OBRYNE, OBRYON, ORIEN, UBRIN.

  O'Brien, Katherine — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930. Female. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Katherine M. — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  O'Brien, Kelly — of Sanborn, O'Brien County, Iowa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  O'Brien, Kennedy — of Sayreville, Middlesex County, N.J. Mayor of Sayreville, N.J., 2007. Still living as of 2007.
  O'Brien, Kenneth (1895-1954) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 15, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1934-53; appointed 1934. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 20, 1954 (age 58 years, 311 days). Entombed at Corpus Christi Monastery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morgan Joseph O'Brien and Rose Mary (Crimmins) O'Brien (1862-1940); married 1922 to Katherine Duer Mackay (1900-1971; daughter of Clarence Hungerford Mackay (1874-1938)); nephew of John Daniel Crimmins.
  Political families: Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Brainard-O'Brien-Crimmins-Mackay family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  O'Brien, L. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 8th District, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  O'Brien, Larry See Lawrence Francis O'Brien
  O'Brien, Larry See Lawrence Joseph O'Brien
  O'Brien, Lawrence — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 11th District, 1871. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Lawrence Francis (1917-1990) — also known as Lawrence F. O'Brien; Larry O'Brien — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., July 17, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. Foster Furcolo, 1948-50; public relations business; U.S. Postmaster General, 1965-68; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1968-69, 1970-72; his office was the target of the Watergate burglary, 1972; commissioner, National Basketball Association, 1975-84. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; American Legion. Died, of cancer, in New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 28, 1990 (age 73 years, 73 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Lawrence F. O'Brien, Sr. and Myra (Sweeney) O'Brien; married, May 30, 1944, to Elva Lena Brassard.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  O'Brien, Lawrence Joseph (b. 1930) — also known as Lawrence J. O'Brien; Larry O'Brien — of Syosset, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Queens Village, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., May 5, 1930. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; candidate for New York state senate 3rd District, 1962; served in the Peace Corps. Catholic. Still living as of 2002.
  Books by Lawrence J. O'Brien: Bad Medicine : How the American Medical Establishment is Ruining Our Healthcare System (1999)
  O'Brien, Leo, Sr. — of South Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Leo — of South Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  O'Brien, Leo P. (b. 1893) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., July 20, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; insurance agent; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 2nd District, 1953-64. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Leo William (1900-1982) — also known as Leo W. O'Brien — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 21, 1900. Newspaper work; radio and television commentator; U.S. Representative from New York, 1952-67 (32nd District 1952-53, 30th District 1953-63, 29th District 1963-67). Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 4, 1982 (age 81 years, 225 days). Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  O'Brien, Lois — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  O'Brien, Loren N. — of Michigan. Democrat. Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1930, 1932 (primary); candidate for Michigan state senate 27th District, 1934, 1938, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Louise — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 16th District, 1968. Female. Still living as of 1968.
  O'Brien, M. Hubert See Michael Hubert O'Brien
  O'Brien, Mac — of Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952; candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Margaret E. — of Portage, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2012; member of Michigan state house of representatives 61st District; elected 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  O'Brien, Margaret L. — of Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, N.Y. Democrat. Postmaster at Baldwinsville, N.Y., 1948-53. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Margaret X. — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Mark — of Needham, Norfolk County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  O'Brien, Mark D. — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 31st District; elected 1973, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  O'Brien, Martin — of Crookston, Polk County, Minn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Martin J. (d. 1940) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 19th District, 1920-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924, 1928, 1936. Died in 1940. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Martin Raymond — also known as Martin R. O'Brien — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932 (alternate), 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Mary Devon (born c.1944) — of Maplewood, Essex County, N.J. Born about 1944. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2004, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  O'Brien, Mary K. — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980 (alternate), 1996, 2004; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1996. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  O'Brien, Mathew C. — of Steuben County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Steuben County 1st District, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Matthew — of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Norfolk; elected 1906. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Matthew L. — of Harrison, Hudson County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Harrison, N.J., 1929-30. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Maurice — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Michael — of Iowa. Delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Dubuque, Delaware, Black Hawk and Fayette counties, 1844. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Michael — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Democrat. Mayor of Alpena, Mich.; elected 1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Michael — of Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wis. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Michael — of Lake Tomahawk, Oneida County, Wis. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  O'Brien, Michael — of Maryland Heights, St. Louis County, Mo. Mayor of Maryland Heights, Mo., 2001-02. Still living as of 2002.
  O'Brien, Michael A. — of Lafayette County, Wis. Democrat. Candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Lafayette County, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Michael Hubert (b. 1878) — also known as M. Hubert O'Brien — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 25, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Edwin Denby; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 (Democratic primary), 1941 (primary). Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Sigma Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael W. O'Brien and Martha Frances (Watson) O'Brien; married 1912 to Zula Vail Cheney.
  O'Brien, Michael J. — of Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Monroe County 4th District, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Michael J. (1907-1974) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 30, 1907. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; sanitation inspector; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1941-46, 1949-64 (Wayne County 1st District 1941-46, 1949-54, Wayne County 4th District 1955-64); defeated, 1946; member of Michigan state senate 8th District, 1965-74; died in office 1974. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in 1974 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Cornelius O'Brien and Mary Ellen (Downey) O'Brien; father of Michael J. O'Brien, Jr. (1942-).
  Political family: O'Brien family of Detroit, Michigan.
  O'Brien, Michael J., Jr. (b. 1942) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born September 5, 1942. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate, 1974-98 (8th District 1974, 6th District 1975-82, 5th District 1983-98). Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians. Still living as of 1998.
  Relatives: Son of Michael J. O'Brien; grandson of Thomas Cornelius O'Brien (1879-1951).
  Political family: O'Brien family of Detroit, Michigan.
  O'Brien, Michael R. — of Riverton, Fremont County, Wyo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  O'Brien, Michael T. — of Maine. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Michael V. — of Easthampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  O'Brien, Michelle — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980. Female. Still living as of 1980.
  O'Brien, Mike — of Douglas, Allegan County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  O'Brien, Morgan — of Washtenaw County, Mich. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Morgan Joseph (1852-1937) — also known as Morgan J. O'Brien — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 28, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1888-1906; resigned 1906; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 1st Department, 1896-1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912, 1920, 1924; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1914; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Tammany Hall. Died, from pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 16, 1937 (age 85 years, 49 days). Entombed at Corpus Christi Monastery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Burke) O'Brien (1815-1889) and Morgan Joseph O'Brien (1820-1871); married to Rose Mary Crimmins (1862-1940; sister of John Daniel Crimmins); father of Kenneth O'Brien (1895-1954).
  Political family: Brainard-O'Brien-Crimmins-Mackay family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  O'Brien, Mortimer C. (born c.1889) — of White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y. Born about 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 4th District, 1913; candidate for mayor of White Plains, N.Y., 1935. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  O'Brien, Myron — of Muskegon County, Mich. American Independent candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 97th District, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  O'Brien, Nancy — of Charlottesville, Va. Mayor of Charlottesville, Va., 1976. Female. Still living as of 1976.
  O'Brien, Neil J. — of Renovo, Clinton County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Renovo, Pa., 1954-72 (acting, 1954-55). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Neil James — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Portland, Ore., 1947. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Newell — of Florida. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 6th District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  O'Brien, Nicholas P. — of Kings County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1853. Burial location unknown.
Norman A. O'Brien O'Brien, Norman A. — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 46th District, 1935-36. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936


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