Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
O'BRIEN, Leo William (1900-1982)

O'BRIEN, LEO WILLIAM, a Representative from New York; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 21, 1900; graduated from the Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y.,1922; journalist; radio and television commentator; member of the Albany Port, N.Y., District Commission, 1935-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative William T. Byrne; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (April 1, 1952-December 30, 1966); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; chair, Albany County Planning Board and Adirondack Study Commission; died on May 4, 1982, in Albany, N.Y.; interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

University at Albany Libraries, SUNY
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
Albany, NY
Papers: ca. 1952-1966, 6.1 cubic feet.
The papers of Leo William O'Brien.

University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library Alaska and Polar Region Department
Fairbanks, AK
Oral History: August 17, 1981. In the Edward Lewis (Bob) Bartlett papers.
Recounts his activities as ``quarterback'' of the Alaska Statehood bill and the opposition in Washington, DC. Summary and log available.