Thomas Walsh (Irish politician)

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Thomas Walsh (18 December 1901 – 14 July 1956) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] He first stood for election at the 1943 general election for the Kilkenny constituency but was not successful.[2] He was subsequently elected to Seanad Éireann by the Agricultural Panel and served until 1944. He was unsuccessful candidate at the 1944 general election but was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1948 general election as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency.[1] In 1951 he joined the Cabinet of Éamon de Valera as Minister for Agriculture, serving in government on one occasion. Walsh died suddenly in 1956 while still a member of the Dáil. The subsequent by-election was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Martin Medlar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Thomas Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Walsh". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
James Dillon
Minister for Agriculture
1951–1954
Succeeded by
James Dillon