O’NEALL, John Henry, (1838 - 1907)


O’NEALL, John Henry, a Representative from Indiana; born in Newberry, Newberry County, S.C., October 30, 1838; was left an orphan when eight years of age and was reared by his grandfather, who resided in Daviess County, Ind.; attended country schools and was graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1862; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1864; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Terre Haute and later in Washington, Ind.; served in the State legislature in 1866; appointed prosecuting attorney for the eleventh judicial circuit in 1873; elected to the office in 1874, but resigned before his term was completed; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed the practice of law in Washington, Ind.; school trustee of Washington for fifteen years; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; city attorney of Washington 1899-1907; organized the Federal Trust Co. in 1899 and was its president until 1902, when it was made a national bank; died in Washington, Daviess County, Ind., July 15, 1907; interment in St. John’s Cemetery.