John Lynch (Kerry politician)

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John Lynch (10 April 1889 – 10 June 1957) was an Irish Fine Gael politician who was a one-term Teachta Dála (TD) and then a Senator.[1]

Lynch was elected to Dáil Éireann on his first attempt, at the 1951 general election, as a Fine Gael candidate for the Kerry North constituency taking his seat in the 14th Dáil.[2]

At the 1954 general election, he lost his seat to the Clann na Poblachta candidate Johnny Connor, but was then elected to the 8th Seanad on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, where he served until 1957.

He stood again as a candidate for Dáil Éireann at the 1957 general election, but was unsuccessful. Clann na Poblachta had not put forward a candidate, and the seat was won by a Fianna Fáil candidate, Daniel Moloney. Lynch did not contest the subsequent election to the 9th Seanad, and died in June 1957.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. John Lynch". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "John Lynch". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 August 2012.