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Michael P. O'Connor

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Preceded by  Richard H. Cain
Alma mater  St. John's College
Years of service  1861-1865
Party  Democratic Party
Political party  Democratic
Profession  Attorney, politician
Education  Fordham University
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Died  26 April 1881, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Succeeded by  Edmund William McGregor Mackey
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Books  The Life and Letters of M.P. O'Connor

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For the Michael Patrick O'Connor who was an Irish doctor, author and broadcaster, see Michael P. O'Connor (writer)


Michael Patrick O'Connor (September 29, 1831 – April 26, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Early life

Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, O'Connor attended the public schools and was graduated from St. John's College, Fordham, New York, in 1850. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in Charleston, South Carolina. During the Civil War, he served as a lieutenant in the Lafayette Light Artillery.

Political career

He served as member of the State house of representatives 1858-1866. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872 and 1876. He argued against secession in the state house of representatives.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth and in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congresses, but was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881). He received credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-seventh Congress, but died, pending a contest by Edmund W.M. Mackey (which subsequently resulted successfully for the contestant), in Charleston, South Carolina, April 26, 1881. He was interred in St. Lawrence Cemetery.


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