Charles O'Neill (Pennsylvania politician)

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Charles O'Neill

Charles O'Neill (March 21, 1821 – November 25, 1893) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania during the American Civil War and Reconstruction.

O'Neill was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle in 1840. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1850 to 1852 and again in 1860. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1853.

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. He was again elected to the 43rd Congress and served from 1873 until his death in 1893.

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United States 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.