O'Hara, Barratt, 1882-1969

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Barratt O'Hara enjoyed one of Illinois' longest legislative careers. He represented the Second Congressional District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1948 until 1968. Prior to his election to Congress, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1913-1917, and a partner in the law firm of William H. Sexton, 1939-1948, representing the city of Chicago in traction litigation and subway construction cases. Barratt O'Hara was elected to Congress as a Democrat and sat on the House Banking and Currency Committee, the House Sub-Committee on Housing, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the House Sub-Committee on Africa.

From the description of Papers, 1948-1968. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 53821118

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creatorOf O'Hara, Barratt, 1882-1969. Papers, 1948-1968. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Robert C. Weaver collection, 1943-1967. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
referencedIn Sampson, Edith S. (Edith Spurlock), 1901?-1979. Papers, 1927-1979 (inclusive) 1934-1979 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council. Chicago Federation of Labor records, ca. 1890-1983. Chicago History Museum
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Birth 1882-04-28

Death 1969-08-11


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