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Lawrence F. O'Brien

AKA Lawrence Francis O'Brien, Jr.

Born: 7-Jul-1917
Birthplace: Springfield, MA
Died: 28-Sep-1990
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Saint Michaels Cemetery, Springfield, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Target of Watergate break-in

Military service: US Army (WWII)

Chairman of the DNC while its offices were the subject of the Watergate break-in.


[1] New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, NY.

Sister: Mary Placzek
Wife: Elva Brassard (m. 1945, one son)
Son: Lawrence F. O'Brien III (lobbyist)

    Law School: LLB, Northeastern University (1942)

    Basketball Hall of Fame President (1985-87)
    National Basketball Association Commissioner (1975-84)
    Democratic National Committee Chairman (1970-72)
    Democratic National Committee Chairman (1968-69)
    US Postmaster General (1965-68)
    Basketball Hall of Fame 1991

Author of books:
No Final Victories: A Life in Politics, from John F. Kennedy to Watergate (1974, memoir)


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