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Obrien, O to R

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

  O'Brien, P. J. — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Postmaster at Durham, N.C., 1899-1905. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Patrick (b. 1858) — of Iron River, Iron County, Mich. Born in Pennsylvania, March 9, 1858. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Iron District, 1915-24. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1885 to Georgia Elliott.
  O'Brien, Patrick H. — of Derby, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Derby, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Patrick Henry (1868-1956) — also known as Patrick H. O'Brien — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; Calumet, Houghton County, Mich.; Laurium, Houghton County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Phoenix, Keweenaw County, Mich., March 15, 1868. Democrat. Miner; lawyer; candidate for Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1908 (12th District), 1930 (6th District); circuit judge in Michigan 12th Circuit, 1912-22; resigned 1922; defeated, 1935 (3rd Circuit); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (speaker), 1928 (alternate), 1932; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1919, 1925; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1932; Michigan state attorney general, 1933-34; defeated, 1934; candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1937; Wayne County Probate Judge, 1939. Member, American Bar Association; National Lawyers Guild; Knights of Columbus; Eagles; Elks. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 28, 1956 (age 88 years, 258 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Patrick Henry
  Relatives: Son of Patrick J. O'Brien and Mary (Green) O'Brien; married, January 23, 1897, to Bessie Kelly (died 1921); married, May 26, 1926, to Florence E. (Haas) Ingram (1877-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  O'Brien, Patrick J. — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Patrick J. — of Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa. Republican. Mayor of Pittston, Pa., 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  O'Brien, Patrick P. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Postmaster at Los Angeles, Calif., 1921-34 (acting, 1921-22). Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Paul — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Perry Emmet — of Ripley, Jackson County, W.Va. Democrat. Candidate for circuit judge in West Virginia for the 5th Judicial Circuit, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  O'Brien, Pitt See Daniel Pitt O'Brien
  O'Brien, R. E. — of Durango, La Plata County, Colo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1952, 1956 (alternate). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Mrs. R. E. — of Durango, La Plata County, Colo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  O'Brien, R. H. — of Balboa, Canal Zone (now Panama). Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Canal Zone, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, R. J. — of Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Ray J. (b. 1889) — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Mare Island, Solano County, Calif., November 2, 1889. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; circuit judge in Hawaii, 1922-25, 1943-45; Judge, Hawaii Territory Tax Appeal Court, 1925-41; U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, 1945-51. Member, Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John O'Brien and Katherine (Hayes) O'Brien; married 1923 to Ruth Louise True.
  O'Brien, Ray T. — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1961-66. Still living as of 1966.
  O'Brien, Regis — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Republican. Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1953-60. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Richard — also known as Buck O'Brien — of Montana. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1986, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  O'Brien, Richard — of Franklinville, Randolph County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  O'Brien, Richard A. — of Maryland. Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1920, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Richard A. — Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1928; Socialist Labor candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Richard G. — of Somerset County, N.J. Democrat. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly from Somerset County, 1963. Still living as of 1963.
  O'Brien, Richard J. — of Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  O'Brien, Richard T. — of Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. First selectman of Granby, Connecticut; elected 1989. Still living as of 1989.
  O'Brien, Robert — of Peaks Island, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996 (alternate), 2004 (alternate), 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  O'Brien, Robert — also known as Bob O'Brien — of Kent, King County, Wash. Candidate for mayor of Kent, Wash., 2001. Still living as of 2001.
  O'Brien, Robert — of Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  O'Brien, Robert — of La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  O'Brien, Robert D. — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Democrat. Candidate for New Hampshire state house of representatives from Concord 5th Ward, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Robert E. — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Robert Hector (1904-1997) — also known as Robert H. O'Brien — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., September 15, 1904. Mining engineer; lawyer; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1942-44; special assistant to Barney Balaban, president of Paramount Pictures, and director, Paramount International Films; when the companies split in 1949, he became secretary-treasurer of the movie theater chain, United Paramount Theaters; following a merger with American Broadcasting Company, he became financial vice-president of the ABC television network; in 1957, he joined the Loew's movie theater chain as vice-president and treasurer; president of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio, 1963-69. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died, of a stroke, in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 6, 1997 (age 93 years, 21 days). Interment somewhere in Butte, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Grant O'Brien and Margaret (Flanagan) O'Brien; married, August 27, 1927, to Ellen Ford (died 1969).
  O'Brien, Robert L. — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Honorary Consul for Nicaragua in Galveston, Tex., 1935; Honorary Consul for Panama in Galveston, Tex., 1935; Honorary Consul for Portugal in Galveston, Tex., 1935. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Ron (born c.1949) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born about 1949. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  O'Brien, Rose — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Russell J. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 8th District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  O'Brien, Russell J. — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964. Still living as of 1964.


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