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

  O'Brien, Virginia — of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, N.Y.; Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  O'Brien, W. A. — of New Jersey. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, W. E. — of Madison, Lake County, S.Dak. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1972 (delegation chair). Still living as of 1972.
  O'Brien, W. F. — of St. Paul, Neosho County, Kan. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, W. H. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, W. J. — of Springfield, Bon Homme County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 4th District, 1909-10. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, W. L. — of Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, W. P. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 20th District, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, W. T. — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1896 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1904. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Walter — of Leadville, Lake County, Colo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Walter A., Jr. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1948; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1949. The "MTA Song" (also known as "Charlie on the MTA"), written for O'Brien's 1949 mayoral campaign, was recorded ten years later by the Kingston Trio, and became a hit song. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Walter A. — of Delta County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Delta County, 1958. Still living as of 1958.
  O'Brien, Walter F. — of Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1942, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Warren (b. 1922) — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Louisa, Lawrence County, Ky., October 24, 1922. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives 25th District, 1973-74; defeated, 1974 (Republican), 1976 (Republican), 1978 (Democratic primary), 1980 (Republican), 1982 (Republican), 1984 (Republican), 1986 (Republican primary), 1989 (Republican primary); candidate in Democratic primary for Michigan state senate 27th District, 1977. Member, Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, Warren J. — of Queens Village, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William — Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William — of Saratoga, Saratoga County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  O'Brien, William See J. William O'Brien
  O'Brien, William — of Mont Vernon, Hillsborough County, N.H. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2016. Still living as of 2016.
  O'Brien, William A. — of Clawson, Oakland County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 5th District, 1960; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 12th Senatorial District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  O'Brien, William A., Jr. — of Clawson, Oakland County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1961; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  O'Brien, William A. — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 17th District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
Bill O'Brien O'Brien, William A. — also known as Bill O'Brien — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Radio broadcaster; mayor of Beckley, W.Va., 2014-. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  Image source: City of Beckley
  O'Brien, William Augustine (b. 1903) — also known as William A. O'Brien — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., June 26, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1930-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (alternate); secretary of California Republican Party, 1946. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William G. — U.S. Vice Consul in Paris, as of 1926. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William H. — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904, 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1932; Indiana state auditor, 1910-14. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William H. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William H. — of Massachusetts. People's candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William H., Jr. — of Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, N.Y. Democrat. Postmaster at Baldwinsville, N.Y., 1936-48 (acting, 1936). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William J. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William J. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 4th District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William J. — of Stoughton, Norfolk County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  O'Brien, William J. (b. 1930) — also known as Bill O'Brien — of Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., 1930. Republican. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 45, 1963-66; Minnesota state auditor, 1969-71; appointed 1969. Still living as of 1971.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  O'Brien, William J. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  O'Brien, William James (1836-1905) — also known as William J. O'Brien — of Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Md., May 28, 1836. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1873-77; state court judge in Maryland, 1901-05; died in office 1905. Catholic. Died in Baltimore, Md., November 13, 1905 (age 69 years, 169 days). Interment at New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  O'Brien, William L. — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Democrat. Farmer; member of Ohio state senate 1st District, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William S. — of Lead, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 49th District, 1889-90; member of South Dakota state senate 38th District, 1891-92, 1899-1900; South Dakota state treasurer, 1921-23. Burial location unknown.
  O'Brien, William Smithe (1862-1948) — also known as William S. O'Brien — of Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va. Born in Audra, Barbour County, Va. (now W.Va.), January 8, 1862. Democrat. School teacher; newspaper editor; lawyer; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 12th Judicial Circuit, 1913-20; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1927-29; defeated, 1928; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1933-48; died in office 1948. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association. Died in Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va., August 10, 1948 (age 86 years, 215 days). Interment at Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Col. Emmet J. O'Brien and Martha Ann (Hall) O'Brien; married, October 14, 1896, to Emma White; father of Daniel Pitt O'Brien (1900-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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