Thomas J. O'Brien (Illinois politician)

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Thomas Joseph O'Brien (1878–1964) of Chicago was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1933–39, 1943-64. He was of the Democratic Party.[1] He became the "Dean" of Chicago delegates and played a role in the early career of Dan Rostenkowski.[2]

The T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam approximately 7 miles from Lake Michigan on the Calumet River in Chicago at the head of the Illinois Waterway is named after Congressman O’Brien.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James T. Igoe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1933–January 3, 1939
Succeeded by
A. F. Maciejewski
Preceded by
Vacant
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 6th congressional district

January 3, 1943–April 14, 1964
Succeeded by
Vacant