Henry Greer (politician)

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Captain Sir Joseph Henry Greer (1 February 1855 – 25 August 1933) was an Irish soldier, politician, and racing horse owner and breeder. He was born in County Tyrone, was educated at Wellington and joined the 7th Highlanders after military college.[1] He was appointed as Director of the Irish National Stud in 1915.[2] He also became the Aga Khan III's first stud manager. He received a knighthood in 1925.

He was an independent member of Seanad Éireann from 1922 to 1928.[3] He was nominated to the Seanad by the President of the Executive Council in 1922 for 6 years.[4] He did not contest the 1928 Seanad election.[3]


  1. ^ "Person Profile: Captain Joseph Greer". Horseracing History Online. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "About The Stud & Horse Stud Farm". Irish National Stud. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Henry Greer". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "President's nominees for Seanad". Houses of the Oireachtas. 6 December 1922. Retrieved 25 March 2013.