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O'Neille, Edward J.

Flourished: Lawrence County, Illinois

O'Neille was the Lawrence County, Illinois, Treasurer from 1835 to 1836. He represented Lawrence County in the Illinois House of Representatives for one term, 1836 to 1838, where he served alongside Abraham Lincoln. He lost another bid for the legislature in 1844 in Lawrence County, where he was still living.

Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence and Wabash Counties, Illinois (Philadelphia: J. L. McDonough, 1883), 108; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 206; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Lawrence County, IL, 171; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 292, 400.