Charles O'Neill (Pennsylvania politician)

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Charles O'Neill
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1873 – November 25, 1893
Preceded byJohn V. Creely
Succeeded byRobert Adams, Jr.
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1871
Preceded byCharles J. Biddle
Succeeded byJohn V. Creely
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1860–1861
ConstituencyPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 1st district
In office
1853–1854
Preceded byBenjamin Matthias
Succeeded byEli Kirk Price
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1850–1852
Personal details
BornMarch 21, 1821
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 25, 1893 (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityUnited States
Political partyWhig, Republican
OccupationPolitician

Charles O'Neill (March 21, 1821 – November 25, 1893) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1863 to 1871 and from 1873 to 1893.

He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1850 to 1852 and from 1860 to 1861. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 1st district from 1853 to 1854.

Early life and education[edit]

O'Neill was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended a Quaker preparatory school. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1840. He studied law under the future Vice-President of the United States, George M. Dallas and was admitted to the Philadelphia bar in 1843.[1]

Career[edit]

He was elected as a Whig[1] to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and served from 1850 to 1852 and from 1860 to 1861.[2] He was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 1st district and served from 1853 to 1854.[3]

In 1862 during the Civil War, he was elected as a Republican to the 38th and to the three succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 losing to John V. Creely.[4] He was again elected to the 43rd Congress and served from 1873 until his death in 1893.

He died of tuberculosis[5] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is interred in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.[6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Memorial Addresses 1895, p. 47.
  2. ^ "Charles O'Neil". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Charles O'Neill". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "The life and mysterious disappearance of Representative John V. Creely of Pennsylvania". www.history.house.gov. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ Memorial Addresses 1895, p. 72.
  6. ^ "Charles O'Neill". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

References[edit]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Philadelphia
1850–1852
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Philadelphia
1860–1861
Succeeded by
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Benjamin Matthias
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 1st district
1853-1854
Succeeded by
Eli Kirk Price
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles J. Biddle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1863–1871
Succeeded by
John V. Creely
Preceded by
John V. Creely
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1873–1893
Succeeded by
Robert Adams, Jr.