Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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O’brien, William James

O’brien, William James, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., May 28, 1836; attended the common schools and pursued classical studies in the old St. Mary’s College, Baltimore; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Baltimore; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed the practice of law in Baltimore; appointed in 1901 and elected in 1903 judge of the orphans’ court of Baltimore and served in that capacity until his death in Baltimore, Md., November 13, 1905; interment in Bonnie Brae Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "O’brien, William James," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1626 Original Sources, accessed August 17, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ZXMMR768JCHANM.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "O’brien, William James." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1626, Original Sources. 17 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ZXMMR768JCHANM.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'O’brien, William James' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1626. Original Sources, retrieved 17 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ZXMMR768JCHANM.