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 Lawrence F. O'Brien

Lawrence F. O'Brien

Birth
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 28 Sep 1990 (aged 73)
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot St. Catherine Section
Memorial ID 6903164 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 2 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6903164
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence F. O'Brien (7 Jul 1917–28 Sep 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6903164, citing Saint Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .