O'NEILL, John (1822-1905)

O'NEILL, JOHN, a Representative from Ohio; born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 17, 1822; attended the common schools at Frederick, Md., and Georgetown College, Washington, D.C.; was graduated from Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md., and from the law department of Georgetown College, Washington, D.C., in 1841; was admitted to the bar in 1842; moved to Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1844 and commenced the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Muskingum County in 1845; held various county offices; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); resumed the practice of his profession; member of the State senate 1883-1885; practiced law until his death in Zanesville, Ohio, May 25, 1905; interment in St. Thomas' Cemetery.

The Ohio State University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1858, 1 item.
An autobiographical account by John O'Neill written in 1858.


Ohio University Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
Athens, OH
Papers: 1864, 1 item.
A letter from John O'Neill to Captain Gillis, Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Astronomical Observatory, written on March 8, 1864. In the letter, John O'Neill accepts, with gratitude, a presentation copy of the "Astronomical and meterological observation" volume of "The Observatory".