O'BRIEN, Jeremiah, (1778 - 1858)


O'BRIEN, Jeremiah, a Representative from Maine; born in Machias, Washington County, Maine, on January 21, 1778; attended the common schools; engaged in lumber manufacturing and in shipping; member of the State senate 1821-1824; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Nineteenth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; member of the state house of representatives 1832-1834; resumed his former lumber manufacturing and shipping business; died in Boston, Mass., May 30, 1858; interment in O’Brien Cemetery, Machias, Maine.