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Emmet O'Neal

Born: Sep 23, 1853

Death: Sep 7, 1922

Birthplace: Florence

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Emmet O'Neal

Date of Birth : Sep 23, 1853
Date of Death : Sep 7, 1922
Birth Place : Florence

Emmet O'Neal was an American Democratic politician and lawyer who was the 34th Governor of Alabama from 1911 to 1915. O'Neal was born on September 23, 1853 in Florence, Alabama to Edward A. O'Neal and Olivia Moore O'Neal. His father Edward A. O'Neal was a Confederate Army officer and served as Governor of Alabama from 1882 to 1886, as a Democrat. O'Neal received his early schooling in Florence and was a student at the University of Mississippi in 1870 and 1871. He received the degree of A.B. from the University of Alabama in 1873. Reading law under the supervision of his father, he was admitted to the bar in Florence in 1876. In 1901 and in 1910 he was elected and served as president of the Alabama Bar Association. In 1911 he was made a member of the general counsel of the American Bar Association. O'Neal served as a presidential elector in Alabama's 8th congressional district in 1888 and was an elector at large from Alabama in 1892 and 1908. He was appointed as United States District Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and served in that capacity from 1893 to 1897.


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