House 1963-66 (District 45)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
St. Luke's Grade School; Elementary School;
St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota; Secondary; Graduate
Cornell University; Attended College; 2 years, Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota; B.B.A.; Finance, 1952
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Historical Society Board;
19?? to 19??
Minnesota Department of Economic Development (Commissioner);
19?? to 19??
03/07/1969 to 01/1971
Patty (while in office); Sandra (remarried)
Four children (while in office): Katherine, Alice, Julia, and Deborah (daughters); and Elizabeth (stepdaughter, after he left office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
William O'Brien State Park was named after his grandfather.
He was a member of the Republican Party.
He ran unsuccessfully as a Conservative candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1972 election. His opponent, Raymond J. Kempe, defeated him by 318 votes. He sought a partial recount but the court denied the request.
He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor.
He died in Duluth, Minnesota.