Frank Trimble O'Hair

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Frank Trimble O'Hair
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Born (1870-03-12)March 12, 1870
Paris, Illinois
Died August 3, 1932(1932-08-03) (aged 62)
Paris, Illinois

Frank Trimble O'Hair (March 12, 1870 – August 3, 1932) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.


He was born near Paris, Illinois on March 12, 1870. O'Hair attended the common schools and was graduated from the law department of De Pauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1893.

He joined the Illinois State Bar Association the same year and commenced practice in Paris, Illinois.

O'Hair was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress from March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1915, defeating former Speaker of the House Joseph Gurney Cannon.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress, losing to Cannon (who regained his seat). This repeated the pattern of fellow Democrat banker Samuel T. Busey who took Cannon's seat for one congressional interval 22 years earlier. Afterwards, he returned to banking. He resumed the practice of his profession in Paris, Illinois, until his death there August 3, 1932. He was interred in Edgar Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Gurney Cannon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 18th congressional district

March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Succeeded by
Joseph Gurney Cannon

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website