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Joseph John O'Brien

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Birth
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death
23 Jan 1953 (aged 55)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Add to Map
Plot
South 1 Lot: 52 Grave: 2W-N
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US Congressman. He was born in Rochester, New York, and was educated locally at the SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic School in Rochester, New York, and later attended and graduated from the Cathedral High School in Rochester, New York. He then relocated to Canada for a few years and attended St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Ontario, and McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Following his education, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during World War I from 1917 to 1919. In 1924, he married Mildred Erway and they had no children. Following his military service during World War I, he was a semiprofessional football player and a professional wrestler from 1919 to 1926. During his time in sports he also worked as an employee of the New York Central Railroad from 1919 to 1938, and then was promoted to the position of Chief Construction Inspector. During this time he also entered public service as a Member of the Democratic Party and he served as a Member of the East Rochester Republican Club in 1932. He also served as Treasurer of East Rochester, New York, from 1932 to 1935, and as Assessor of East Rochester, New York, from 1935 to 1938. He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected. A Member of the Republican Party, he then served New York's 38th District (Seventy-Sixth Congress, Seventy-Seventh Congress, and Seventy-Eighth Congress), from 1939 to 1945. While serving in the United States Congress he was on the House Marine Committee of which he was a ranking minority leader. During this time he had become friends with Admiral Emory Scott Land, who was Chairman of the United States Maritime Commissions and Administrator of the War Shipping Administration. He was also a Member of the House Fisheries and War Claims. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-Ninth Congress in 1944. After his term in the United States Congress expired on January 3, 1945, he was succeeded in office by United States Representative John Taber. After his time in the United States Congress, he served as District Administrator for the New York State Compensation Board from June 1, 1945, until his death while in office on January 23, 1953. He was also the Executive Vice President of the General Sheet Signal Company in Rochester, New York. He passed away from a heart attack on January 23, 1953, at the age of 55, in Rochester, New York. He had suffered a previous heart attack in 1950. His funeral was held at St. Jerome's Church in Rochester, New York, and he was buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in that city. His wife Mildred passed away in March 1986, at the age of 86, and was buried with her husband.
US Congressman. He was born in Rochester, New York, and was educated locally at the SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic School in Rochester, New York, and later attended and graduated from the Cathedral High School in Rochester, New York. He then relocated to Canada for a few years and attended St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Ontario, and McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Following his education, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during World War I from 1917 to 1919. In 1924, he married Mildred Erway and they had no children. Following his military service during World War I, he was a semiprofessional football player and a professional wrestler from 1919 to 1926. During his time in sports he also worked as an employee of the New York Central Railroad from 1919 to 1938, and then was promoted to the position of Chief Construction Inspector. During this time he also entered public service as a Member of the Democratic Party and he served as a Member of the East Rochester Republican Club in 1932. He also served as Treasurer of East Rochester, New York, from 1932 to 1935, and as Assessor of East Rochester, New York, from 1935 to 1938. He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected. A Member of the Republican Party, he then served New York's 38th District (Seventy-Sixth Congress, Seventy-Seventh Congress, and Seventy-Eighth Congress), from 1939 to 1945. While serving in the United States Congress he was on the House Marine Committee of which he was a ranking minority leader. During this time he had become friends with Admiral Emory Scott Land, who was Chairman of the United States Maritime Commissions and Administrator of the War Shipping Administration. He was also a Member of the House Fisheries and War Claims. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-Ninth Congress in 1944. After his term in the United States Congress expired on January 3, 1945, he was succeeded in office by United States Representative John Taber. After his time in the United States Congress, he served as District Administrator for the New York State Compensation Board from June 1, 1945, until his death while in office on January 23, 1953. He was also the Executive Vice President of the General Sheet Signal Company in Rochester, New York. He passed away from a heart attack on January 23, 1953, at the age of 55, in Rochester, New York. He had suffered a previous heart attack in 1950. His funeral was held at St. Jerome's Church in Rochester, New York, and he was buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in that city. His wife Mildred passed away in March 1986, at the age of 86, and was buried with her husband.

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O'BRIEN
JOSEPH J. O'BRIEN
1953
WORLD WAR I



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7261455/joseph_john-o'brien: accessed ), memorial page for Joseph John O'Brien (9 Oct 1897–23 Jan 1953), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7261455, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.