John O'Neill (congressman)

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John O'Neill
Hon. John O'Neill, Ohio - NARA - 526300.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded by Samuel T. Worcester
Succeeded by Columbus Delano
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 15th & 16th district
In office
January 7, 1884 – January 1, 1888
Serving with Edwin Sinnett
Preceded by John D. Jones
Succeeded by Joseph G. Huffman
Edwin Sinnett
Personal details
Born (1822-12-17)December 17, 1822
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died May 25, 1905(1905-05-25) (aged 82)
Zanesville, Ohio
Resting place St. Thomas Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Mount St. Mary's University
Georgetown University Law Center

John O'Neill (December 17, 1822 – May 25, 1905) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Philadelphia, O'Neill attended the common schools at Frederick, Maryland, and Georgetown College, Washington, D.C.. He was graduated from Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, and from the law department of Georgetown College, Washington, D.C., in 1841. He was admitted to the bar in 1842. He moved to Zanesville, Ohio, in 1844 and commenced the practice of law. He served as the prosecuting attorney of Muskingum County in 1845. He also held various county offices. He was United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio 1856-1858.[1]

O'Neill was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1865). He resumed the practice of his profession. He served as member of the Ohio Senate 1883-1885. He then practiced law until his death in Zanesville, Ohio, on May 25, 1905. He was interred in St. Thomas' Cemetery.


  1. ^ "History of the U.S. Attorney Southern District of Ohio". United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Ohio. Archived from the original on 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 

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

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel T. Worcester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Columbus Delano