Seán Browne

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Seán Browne
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1982 – November 1982
In office
June 1969 – June 1981
In office
March 1957 – October 1961
Constituency Wexford
Senator
In office
December 1961 – June 1969
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born 3 May 1916
Died 27 March 1996(1996-03-27) (aged 79)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil

Seán Browne (3 May 1916 – 27 March 1996) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wexford constituency – first elected in 1957.[1]

Early and private life[edit]

Browne was a prominent member of the GAA. He served as chairman of Wexford County Board for 21 years.[2]

Seán Browne was the uncle of John Browne, currently a TD representing the Wexford constituency.[1]

Political career[edit]

Browne was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD for the Wexford constituency at the 1957 general election.[3] He was defeated at the 1961 election, and was unsuccessful again at the 1965 general election. However, after his 1961 defeat he was elected to the 10th Seanad on the Labour Panel, which returned him in 1965 to the 11th Seanad.[4]

Browne regained his Dáil seat at the 1969 general election. He was re-elected to the Dáil in 1973 and 1977, but was defeated at the 1981 general election. He was re-elected at the February 1982 election, but when the 23rd Dáil was dissolved later that year, he did not contest the November 1982 election and was succeeded by his nephew John Browne.[3]

He also served as Leas-Cheann Comhairle (Deputy Chairman) of Dáil Éireann from 1977 to 1981.[2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Browne celebrates 22 years at the top". Gorey Guardian. 19 May 2005. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Death of Former Member (Seán Browne): Expression of Sympathy – 27 March 1996". Parliamentary Debates – Dáil Éireann. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Seán Browne". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Seán Browne – Seanad Members Database". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Seán Browne – Dáil Éireann Members Database". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Billy Kenneally
Chairman of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party
1982
Succeeded by
Jim Tunney