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Finding Aid for the John J. O'Connor Scrapbooks, 1931-2008 2010.31.r
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Description
This collection consist of five scrapbooks chronicling the career of Congressman John J. O’Connor (D) of New York. Also included is biographic information on Basil O’Connor, who worked with President Roosevelt in the fight against polio.
Background
John J. O’Connor (1885-1960) was a Congressman and Representative from New York, from 1923-1939. He graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1908, and from the law department of Harvard University in 1911. John J. O’Connor was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1910, moved to New York City in 1911 and, admitted to the New York bar in 1912. His list of political appointments are numerous, including serving as the secretary to the Democratic members of the New York State constitutional convention in 1915, acting as a member of the legislative secretary for the Child Welfare Commission in 1921 and 1922, appointed as vice chairman of the legislative committee on the exploitation of immigrants in 1922 and 1923 and serving as delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia in 1936. He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress, reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving from November 6, 1923, to January 3, 1939. After his unsuccessful reelection to the Seventy-sixth Congress, John J. O’Connor practiced law in New York City and Washington, D.C., until his death in Washington, D.C., January 26, 1960.
Extent
2.54 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Availability
This collection is open for research.