Members of the 7th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 7th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1951, after the 1951 general election and served until the close of poll for the 8th Seanad in 1954.

Composition of the 7th Seanad

There are a total of 60 seats in the Seanad. 43 Senators are elected by the Vocational panels, 6 elected by the Universities and 11 are nominated by the Taoiseach.

The following table shows the composition by party when the 7th Seanad first met on 14 August 1951.

Origin
Party
Admin
Panel
Agri
Panel
Cult & Educ
Panel
Ind & Comm
Panel
Labour
Panel
NUI U Dublin Nominated Total
Fianna Fáil 3 4 3 3 2 1 0 9 25
Fine Gael 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 8
Labour Party 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Clann na Talmhan 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Clann na Poblachta 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Independent 2 1 1 5 4 1 3 2 19
Total 7 11 5 9 11 3 3 11 60

List of senators

  • Note: The entries for Senators who were elected or appointed to fill vacancies are shown in italics
Name Panel Party Notes
Patrick Fitzsimons Administrative Panel   Independent  
Michael Hearne Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James J. McCrea Administrative Panel   Labour Party  
James McGee Administrative Panel   Independent  
Michael J. O'Higgins Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas Ruane Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Teehan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Baxter Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
Bernard Commons Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
Patrick Gorry Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Kilroy Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Died on 5 January 1954[1]
Michael Óg McFadden Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
William O'Callaghan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Timothy O'Donovan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Martin O'Dwyer Agricultural Panel   Independent  
Patrick O'Reilly Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William Quirke Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Tunney Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Michael Hayes Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Frank Loughman Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James B. Lynch Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Died on 12 March 1954[2]
Liam Ó Buachalla Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
Patrick F. O'Reilly Cultural and Educational Panel   Independent  
Denis Burke Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Andrew Clarkin Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James G. Douglas Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Jane Dowdall Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Hartney Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Peter Lynch Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Edward McGuire Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Frederick Summerfield Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Pádraig Ághas Labour Panel   Independent  
John Butler Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Michael Colgan Labour Panel   Independent Died on 22 June 1953[3]
Noel Hartnett Labour Panel   Clann na Poblachta  
Frederick Hawkins Labour Panel   Independent  
Seán Hayes Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Vincent McHugh Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
William McMullen Labour Panel   Labour Party  
John Meighan Labour Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
Daniel O'Rourke Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Ruane Labour Panel   Independent  
Henry Barniville National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
Helena Concannon National University of Ireland   Fianna Fáil Died on 27 February 1952[4]
John F. Cunningham National University of Ireland   Independent Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 25 February 1953, replacing Helena Concannon[5]
George O'Brien National University of Ireland   Independent  
Gardner Budd University of Dublin   Independent Appointed as a judge of the High Court on 2 October 1951[6]
William Fearon University of Dublin   Independent  
William J. E. Jessop University of Dublin   Independent Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 12 March 1952, replacing Gardner Budd[7]
William Bedell Stanford University of Dublin   Independent  
Daniel Corkery Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Robert Farnan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Goulding Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
T. V. Honan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Joseph Johnston Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Eamonn Kissane Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Seán O'Donovan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Seán O'Grady Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Margaret Mary Pearse Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Yeats Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  

Changes

Date Panel Gain Loss Note
14 August 1951 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Liam Ó Buachalla elected as Cathaoirleach
2 October 1951 University of Dublin   Independent Gardner Budd appointed as a judge of the High Court[6]
27 February 1952 National University of Ireland   Fianna Fáil Death of Helena Concannon[4]
12 March 1952 University of Dublin Independent   William J. E. Jessop elected at a by-election to replace Gardner Budd[7]
25 February 1953 National University of Ireland Independent   John F. Cunningham elected at a by-election to replace Helena Concannon[5]
22 June 1953 Labour Panel   Independent Death of Michael Colgan[3]
5 January 1954 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Death of James Kilroy[1]
12 March 1954 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Death of James B. Lynch[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Mr. James Kilroy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Mr. James B. Lynch". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Michael Colgan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Mrs. Helena Concannon". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Mr. John F. Cunningham". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Frederick Budd". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Mr. William J. E. Jessop". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2009.

External links

  • "7th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
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