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Charles F. X. O'Brien

Charles Francis Xavier O'Brien (March 7, 1879 – November 14, 1940) was an American Democratic Party politician. He served as U.S. Representative from New Jersey's 12th Congressional District from 1921 to 1925.

Charles F. X. O'Brien
Charles F. X. O'Brien (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
National Photo Company photograph, June 10, 1924
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byJames A. Hamill
Succeeded byMary Teresa Norton
Personal details
Born(1879-03-07)March 7, 1879
Jersey City, New Jersey
DiedNovember 14, 1940(1940-11-14) (aged 61)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic


Rep. F.X. O'Brien & family, March 10, 1924. National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress.

O'Brien was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on March 7, 1879. He attended the Jersey City Public Schools, Academy of St. Aloysius Grammar School and Saint Peter's College. He graduated from Fordham University. He studied law at the New York Law School, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jersey City. He was a judge of the second criminal court, and was director of public safety of Jersey City from 1917 to 1921. He was a delegate to the 1920 Democratic National Convention.

O'Brien was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1925. He voluntarily retired to accept the position of registrar of records of Hudson County, New Jersey, serving from 1926 to 1936. He was serving in the city law department at the time of his death in Jersey City on November 14, 1940, and was interred in Holy Name Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles F. X. O'Brien (id: O000008)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Charles Francis Xavier O'Brien at The Political Graveyard
  • Charles F. X. O'Brien at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James A. Hamill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1925
Succeeded by
Mary Teresa Norton