in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 934 words.
O’Connor, William Douglas (02 January 1832–09 May 1889), author and civil servant, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Peter D. O’Connor, a laborer (mother’s name unknown)....