O'BRIEN, Leo William

O'BRIEN, Leo William
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1900–1982

Biography

O'BRIEN, Leo William, a Representative from New York; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 21, 1900; graduated from the Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y.,1922; journalist; radio and television commentator; member of the Albany Port, N.Y., District Commission, 1935-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative William T. Byrne; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (April 1, 1952-December 30, 1966); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; chair, Albany County Planning Board and Adirondack Study Commission; died on May 4, 1982, in Albany, N.Y.; interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University at Albany Libraries, SUNY
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives

Albany, NY
Papers: ca. 1952-1966, 6.1 cubic feet. The papers of Leo William O'Brien.

University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library Alaska and Polar Region Department

Fairbanks, AK
Oral History: August 17, 1981. In the Edward Lewis (Bob) Bartlett papers. Recounts his activities as "quarterback" of the Alaska Statehood bill and the opposition in Washington, DC. Summary and log available.
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