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Mary Rose Oakar (b. 1940) —
of Cleveland, Cuyahoga
County, Ohio; Washington,
Born in Ohio, March 5,
Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1977-93; defeated, 1992;
member, Rules Committee, Democratic National
She and two nephews were indicted
in 1995 over a scheme to evade campaign
finance limits and put money into her campaign under the names of
fake donors; she was also charged
with obtaining money through bad checks on the House
bank; pleaded not guilty to seven felonies, and challenged the
validity of the charges; in 1998, pleaded
guilty to two misdemeanor campaign
Still living as of 2014.
Thomas Joseph O'Brien (1878-1964) —
also known as Thomas J. O'Brien; "Blind
of Chicago, Cook
Born in Chicago, Cook
County, Ill., April
member of Illinois
state house of representatives, 1907-10, 1929-32; U.S.
Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1933-39, 1943-64; died
in office 1964; arrested
in a police raid on a gambling
establishment, 1935; Cook
County Sheriff, 1939-42; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from Illinois, 1960.
Died in Bethesda, Montgomery
County, Md., April
14, 1964 (age 85 years, 350
Interment at Queen
of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.
Elmer B. O'Hara —
of Detroit, Wayne
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan,
County Clerk, 1933-36; Michigan
Democratic state chair, 1935-36; tried
along with State Sen. A.
J. Wilkowski and others, on vote
in 1936; sentenced
to four to five years in prison;
the Macomb County Drain Commissioner.
Edson Baldwin Olds (1802-1869) —
also known as Edson B. Olds —
of Circleville, Pickaway
County, Ohio; Lancaster, Fairfield
Born in Marlboro, Windham
County, Vt., June 3,
member of Ohio
state house of representatives, 1842-43, 1845-46, 1862-66; member
state senate, 1846-48; U.S.
Representative from Ohio, 1849-55 (9th District 1849-53, 12th
District 1853-55); defeated, 1854; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from Ohio, 1864.
for alleged disloyalty
to the Union and imprisoned
in Fort Lafayette in 1862.
Died in Lancaster, Fairfield
County, Ohio, January
24, 1869 (age 66 years, 235
Interment at Forest
Cemetery, Circleville, Ohio.
James Harrison Oliver (1857-1928) —
also known as J. H. Oliver —
of Shirley, Charles
City County, Va.
Born in Houston
County, Ga., January
As a naval commander, he was arrested
role in a 1904 collision in Delaware Bay; acquitted and
reinstated; Governor of
U.S. Virgin Islands.
Died, of heart
disease, in Charles
City County, Va., April 6,
1928 (age 71 years, 82
Interment at Shirley Plantation Cemetery, Shirley, Va.
Nehemiah George Ordway (1828-1907) —
also known as Nehemiah G. Ordway —
of Warner, Merrimack
Born in Warner, Merrimack
County, N.H., November
Republican. New Hampshire
Republican state chair, 1860; member of New
Hampshire state house of representatives from Warner, 1875-77;
member of New
Hampshire state senate 9th District, 1879-80; Governor
of Dakota Territory, 1880-84.
in 1883; his criminal trial in
1884 was cut short by a jurisdiction ruling; removed from
office by President Arthur.
Died July 1,
1907 (age 78 years, 233
Interment at Pine
Grove Cemetery, Warner, N.H.
Walter S. Orlinsky (1938-2002) —
also known as Wally Orlinsky; "Wally
Born in Baltimore,
Md., May 19,
member of Maryland
state house of delegates from Baltimore city 2nd District,
1967-72; candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1972;
candidate in primary for Governor of
Maryland, 1978; pleaded
guilty to Federal charges
of accepting a bribe
from an FBI informant posing as a sludge hauler; served 4.5 months in
by President Bill
Clinton in 2000.
Trust for Historic Preservation; American Civil
Liberties Union; Phi
9, 2002 (age 63 years, 266
Samuel Orr (1890-1981) —
of Bronx, Bronx
Born July 11,
member of New York
state assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1918, 1920, 1921;
defeated, 1918; expelled 1920; resigned 1920; delegate to Socialist
National Convention from New York, 1920; candidate for New York
state senate, 1922 (22nd District), 1928 (22nd District), 1933
(21st District); candidate for U.S.
Representative from New York 23rd District, 1926, 1930, 1932,
1934; New York City Magistrate, 1941-51.
from the New York State Assembly over alleged disloyalty,
along with the other four Socialist members, April 1, 1920;
re-elected to the same seat in a special election, but resigned in
protest when three other Socialist members were expelled again.
Died, in Montefiore Hospital,
County, N.Y., August
29, 1981 (age 91 years, 49
Henry Osborne (1751-1800) —
of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa.; Camden
Born in Newtown Limavady (now Limavady), County Londonderry, Ireland
to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1786; justice of
Georgia state supreme court, 1787-89; superior court judge in
from offices he held in Pennsylvania in June 1783 following the
supreme executive council's determination that he was a bigamist;
by the Georgia senate in December 1791 of election
Died in St. Simons Island, Glynn
County, Ga., November
9, 1800 (age 49 years, 80
Thomas Mott Osborne (1859-1926) —
also known as Thomas M. Osborne; "Tom
of Auburn, Cayuga
Born in Auburn, Cayuga
County, N.Y., September
Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896,
Independent candidate for Lieutenant
Governor of New York, 1898; mayor of
Auburn, N.Y., 1903-05.
Son of the founder of International Harvester; prison reformer; New
York State Public Service Commissioner; New York State Fish and Game
Commissioner, 1911; warden of Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, N.Y.,
by a grand jury in 1915 for alleged perjury
of duty; tried,
but the charges were dismissed; commander of naval prison,
Portsmouth, N.H., 1917-20.
Died in Auburn, Cayuga
County, N.Y., October
20, 1926 (age 67 years, 27
Interment at Fort
Hill Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.
Yari Osorio —
of New York City (unknown
Born in Cali, Colombia.
medical technician; anti-war and social justice activist; arrested
in October, 2011, along with hundreds of others, during an Occupy
Wall Street demonstration
on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City; Socialism and Liberation
candidate for Vice
President of the United States, 2012.
Still living as of 2012.
Campaign web site (2012)|
John Louis O'Sullivan (1813-1895) —
also known as John L. O'Sullivan —
of New York, New York
Born, of American parents, in the North
Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Gibraltar, November
Democrat. Member of New York
state assembly from New York County, 1841-42; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from New York, 1844;
U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1854; U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1854-58.
Cofounder and editor of The United States Magazine
and Democratic Review, a journal that published the works of
Emerson, Hawthorne and Whitman, as well as political essays on
Jacksonian Democracy, 1837-46. Early advocate in 1840s for abolition
of the death penalty. Invented the term "manifest destiny" to explain
and justify the westward expansion of the United States. Took part in
the failed expedition of Narcisco Lopez to take Cuba from Spanish
rule; as a result, was charged
in federal court in New York with violation
of the Neutrality Act; tried
and acquitted in March 1852.
Died, of influenza
and the effects of an earlier stroke,
in a residential hotel in
New York, New York
County, N.Y., March
24, 1895 (age 81 years, 129
Interment at Moravian
Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y.