John A. O'Neill

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John A. O'Neill
15th Mayor of Hoboken
In office
April 1881 – April 1882
Preceded by E.V.S. Besson
Succeeded by E.V.S. Besson
Personal details
Born c. 1837
Died June 17, 1892
Washington, DC[1]
Political party Democratic[2]
Residence Hoboken, New Jersey

John A. O'Neill (c. 1837 – June 17, 1892) was an American steel engraver and Democratic party politician. He served as the 15th Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey.


He served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1872; served three terms on the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1869, 1870, and 1873; and one term as the fifteenth mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey from 1880 to 1881.[3] He was appointed by President Grover Cleveland as the Superintendent of the Engraving Division of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1885 and served there until his death in 1892.[4]


  1. ^ "Obituary Notes". The New York Times. June 19, 1892. Retrieved December 28, 2010. John A. O'Neill who died at his home in Washington, DC ... 
  2. ^ "A Notable Inaugural". The New York Times. May 4, 1881. 
  3. ^ Appletons' annual cyclopaedia and register of important events. 17. D. Appleton and company. 1893. p. 564. 
  4. ^ "The New Chief Engraver". The New York Times. April 18, 1885.