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Thomas James O’Brien

ambassador

Thomas James O’Brien, American ambassador.

Background

O’Brien, Thomas James was born on July 30, 1842 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Timothy and Elizabeth (Lander) O’Brien.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1865, Doctor of Laws, 1908.

Career

Engaged in law practice at Marshall, Michigan, 1865-1871, and at Grand Rapids from 1871. Assistant and general counsel Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway, 1871-1905. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Denmark, 1905-1907.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan, 1907-1911, to Italy, August 11, 1911-September 17, 1913. Candidate for justice Supreme Court of Michigan, 1883. Home: Grand Rapids, Mich.

Connections

Married Delia Howard, September 4, 1873 (died 1926).

father:
Timothy O’Brien

mother:
Elizabeth (Lander) O’Brien

spouse:
Delia Howard