Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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O’hara, James Edward

O’hara, James Edward, a Representative from North Carolina; born in New York City February 26, 1844; was of the Negro race; pursued an academic course; studied law in North Carolina and at Howard University, Washington, D.C.; engrossing clerk in the constitutional convention of North Carolina in 1868, also in the State house of representatives in 1868 and 1869; chairman of the board of commissioners for Halifax County 1872-1876; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and practiced; member of the State constitutional convention in 1875; unsuccessfully contested the election of William H. Kitchin to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4,1883-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., and died there September 15, 1905; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "O’hara, James Edward," 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.1630 1631. Original Sources, accessed February 4, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NQTTPN9R3ILXZ6.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "O’hara, James Edward." 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.1630, page 1631. Original Sources. 4 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NQTTPN9R3ILXZ6.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'O’hara, James Edward' 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.1630, pp.1631. Original Sources, retrieved 4 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NQTTPN9R3ILXZ6.