Members of the 6th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 6th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1948, after the 1948 general election and served until the close of poll for the 7th Seanad in 1951.

Composition of the 6th Seanad[edit]

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 6th Seanad first met on 21 April 1948.

  Administrative Panel Agricultural Panel Cultural and Educational Panel Industrial and Commercial Panel Labour Panel National University of Ireland University of Dublin Nominated by the Taoiseach Total
Fianna Fáil 2 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 12
Fine Gael 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 2 11
Labour Party 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 2 9
Clann na Talmhan 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Clann na Poblachta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Independents 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 5 14
Total 7 11 5 9 11 3 3 11 60
  • Note: The figure above do not add up due to the Senators whose political affiliations are currently unknown.

List of senators[edit]

  • Note: The entries for Senators who were elected or appointed to fill vacancies are shown in italics
Name Panel   Party Notes
John Finan Administrative Panel   Clann na Talmhan Elected to 14th Dáil at the general election on 30 May 1951[1]
Patrick Fitzsimons Administrative Panel   Independent  
Seán Goulding Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Leas Cathaoirleach
Michael Hearne Administrative Panel   (unknown)  
James McGee Administrative Panel   (unknown)  
Margaret Mary Pearse Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jeremiah Ryan Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick Baxter Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
Robert Malachy Burke Agricultural Panel   Labour Party Resigned on 6 December 1950[2]
John Counihan Agricultural Panel   Independent  
Seán Gibbons Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William O'Callaghan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Timothy O'Donovan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Cathaoirleach
Martin O'Dwyer Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
Patrick O'Reilly Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Martin Quinn Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
William Quirke Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Tunney Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Michael Hayes Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Cecil Lavery Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on 21 April 1950[3]
Frank Loughman Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Liam Ó Buachalla Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas J. O'Connell Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party  
Joseph Brennan Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown) Died on 1 February 1950[4]
Denis Burke Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Andrew Clarkin Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Crosbie Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Mary Davidson Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 16 June 1950, replacing Joseph Brennan[5]
Henry Morgan Dockrell Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Luke Duffy Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Resigned on 22 June 1949[6]
T. V. Honan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Peter Lynch Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
Frederick Summerfield Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Richard Anthony Labour Panel   Independent  
John Butler Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Seán Campbell Labour Panel   Labour Party Died on 27 February 1950[7]
Michael Colgan Labour Panel   Independent  
Andrew Fogarty Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Frederick Hawkins Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Seán Hayes Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Meighan Labour Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
J. T. O'Farrell Labour Panel   Labour Party Resigned on 31 May 1950[8]
Seán Ruane Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Michael Smyth Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Henry Barniville National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
Helena Concannon National University of Ireland   Fianna Fáil  
George O'Brien National University of Ireland   Independent  
Joseph Warwick Bigger University of Dublin   Independent  
William Fearon University of Dublin   Independent  
William Bedell Stanford University of Dublin   Independent  
George C. Bennett Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Eleanor Butler Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
James G. Douglas Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Denis Ireland Nominated by the Taoiseach   Clann na Poblachta  
Patrick McCartan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Clann na Poblachta  
James J. McCrea Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Edward McGuire Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Séamus O'Farrell Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Edward Richards-Orpen Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Edmund Sweetman Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Patrick Woulfe Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
21 April 1948 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Timothy O'Donovan elected as Cathaoirleach
22 June 1949 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Resignation of Luke Duffy[6]
1 February 1950 Industrial and Commercial Panel     Death of Joseph Brennan[4]
27 February 1950 Labour Panel   Labour Party Death of Seán Campbell[7]
21 April 1950 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Cecil Lavery appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court[3]
31 May 1950 Labour Panel   Labour Party Resignation of J. T. O'Farrell[8]
16 June 1950 Industrial and Commercial Panel Labour Party   Mary Davidson elected at a by-election to replace Joseph Brennan[5]
6 December 1950 Agricultural Panel   Labour Party Resignation of Robert Malachy Burke[2]
30 May 1951 Administrative Panel   Clann na Talmhan John Finan elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1951 general election[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. John Finan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Robert Malachy Burke". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Cecil Lavery". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Joseph Brennan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Ms. Mary Davidson". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Luke Duffy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Campbell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Mr. John Thomas O'Farrell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • "6th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009.