Michael P. O'Connor
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Michael P. O'Connor

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Michael Patrick O'Connor
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Frontispiece of 1882's Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Michael P. O'Connor, a Representative from South Carolina
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd district

March 4, 1879 - April 26, 1881
Richard H. Cain
Edmund W.M. Mackey
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. Philip's and St. Michael's Parish

November 22, 1858 - December 23, 1864
Personal details
BornSeptember 29, 1831
Beaufort, South Carolina
DiedApril 26, 1881(1881-04-26) (aged 49)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materSt. John's College
ProfessionAttorney, politician
Military service
AllegianceConfederate States of America Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Years of service1861-1865
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

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.[1] He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in Charleston, South Carolina.[1] During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate military as a lieutenant in the Lafayette Light Artillery.

Political career

He served as member of the South Carolina 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.[2] He was interred in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

See also




  • Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Michael P. O'Connor, a Representative from South Carolina. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. 1882.

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