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Edward Leo O'Neill (July 10, 1903 – December 12, 1948) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 11th congressional district from 1937-1939.

Edward L. O'Neill
O'Neill in April 1937.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byPeter Angelo Cavicchia
Succeeded byAlbert L. Vreeland
Personal details
Born(1903-07-10)July 10, 1903
Newark, New Jersey
DiedDecember 12, 1948(1948-12-12) (aged 45)
Newark, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic


O'Neill was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 10, 1903, where he attended the local parochial schools. He served in the United States Navy from 1919–1923, after which he became engaged in the real estate business in Newark.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress, and was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress, serving in office for a single term from January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939. O'Neill was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress.

After his departure from Congress, he served as a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve in 1939 and 1940, and served as a captain in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps in 1942 and 1943. He was commissioner of the Essex County Board of Taxation 1940-1945. He was a realtor and mortgage broker in Newark until his death on December 12, 1948. He was interred in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange, New Jersey.


  • United States Congress. "Edward L. O'Neill (id: O000094)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter A. Cavicchia
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th congressional district

January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Succeeded by
Albert L. Vreeland