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us: O'Hara, James E. (James Edward), 1844-1905

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  • Fuller Name

    • James Edward
  • Variants

    • us: O'Hara, Mr. (James Edward), 1844-1905
    • us: O'Hara, J. E. (James Edward), 1844-1905
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1844-02-26
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1905-09-15
    • Associated Local

        (naf) United States
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New Bern (N.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Halifax County Board of Commissioners
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        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Politicians
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      • Sources

        • found: Protest against additional powers being granted ... 1866: caption title (Hon. James E. O'Hara, of North Carolina)
        • found: Bio. dir. Am. Con., 1961 (O'Hara, James Edward; Afro-American; b. Feb. 26, 1844; lawyer, admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1873; elected as a Republican to the 48th-49th Congresses, serving from 1883 to 1887; d. New Bern, N.C., Sept. 15, 1905)
        • found: Granting arrears of pension and increase to Daniel 1886: p. 1 (Mr. O'Farrell)
        • found: Positive evidence of J.E. O'Hara's ineligibility, 1878.
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 5, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (O'Hara, James Edward; lawyer, political figure; born 26 February 1844 in New York, United States; became a teacher and operated freedmen's primary schools; began to participate in politics, serving as engrossing clerk at the state constitutional convention of 1868; worked as a clerk in the U.S. Treasury Department and studied at Howard University; secured a license to practice law (1873); assumed a leading role in Republican politics; elected to the Halifax County Board of Commissioners (1874); elected to the state constitutional convention (1875); nominated to Congress (1878); claimed the Republican nomination for Congress and won election (1882-1886); offered a controversial amendment an Interstate Commerce Bill that all railroad passengers should be treated without discrimination (December 1884); briefly published a weekly newspaper, the Enfield Progress; moved to New Bern, North Carolina (1890); died 15 September 1905 in New Bern, North Carolina, United States)
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