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Lawrence F. O'Brien
Birth: Jul. 7, 1917
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1990
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

US Presidential Cabinet Member. He one of the US Democratic Party's leading electoral strategists for more than two decades. In the late 1950's, he organized the successful senatorial and Presidential campaigns for John F. Kennedy. He served as the Congressional liaison representative for Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and had a varied career in politics, government and business. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson appointed him the 57th Postmaster General. Serving until 1968, while in office he put into motion a plan to modernize the postal system, making it a quasi-private corporation. O'Brien was twice named chairman of the Democratic National Committee and was chairman the committee's offices in the Watergate office, when the complex in Washington was burglarized, resulting in scandals that led to President Richard M. Nixon's resignation. He also served as the Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (1975-84). He died at age 73 while on business in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
Record added: Nov 02, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6903164
Lawrence F. O'Brien
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Lawrence F. O'Brien
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Lawrence Francis "Larry" O'Brien, Jr. : Sir, you will be remembered as one of the United States Democratic Party's leading electoral strategists for more than two decades. He served as the 57th Postmaster General in the cabinet of President Lyndon Johnson...(Read more)
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