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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Joseph O'Brien  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

John O'Brien lived his whole life in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Uncertain about what to do with his life after finishing junior college in 1959, John O'Brien answered a help-wanted ad for a newspaper reporter. In 2003 Mr. O'Brien was honored as one of the city's journalism greats by the Chicago Press Veterans Association, which named him Press Veteran of the Year.

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