Conor Maguire

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Conor Maguire
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3rd Chief Justice of Ireland
In office
4 May 1946 – 11 November 1961
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byDouglas Hyde
Preceded byTimothy Sullivan
Succeeded byCearbhall Ó Dálaigh
Judge of the Supreme Court
In office
4 May 1946 – 11 November 1961
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byCearbhall Ó Dálaigh
President of the High Court
In office
11 March 1936 – 4 May 1946
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed bySeán T. O'Kelly
Preceded byTimothy Sullivan
Succeeded byGeorge Gavan Duffy
Judge of the High Court
In office
11 March 1936 – 4 May 1946
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed bySeán T. O'Kelly
4th Attorney General of Ireland
In office
10 March 1932 – 2 November 1932
PresidentÉamon de Valera
Preceded byJohn A. Costello
Succeeded byJames Geoghegan
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1932 – 8 March 1936
ConstituencyUniversity of Ireland
Personal details
Born
Conor Alexander Maguire

(1889-07-22)22 July 1889
Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
Died26 September 1971(1971-09-26) (aged 82)
Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland
Resting placeShanganagh Cemetery,
Shankill, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Cáit Warren (m. 1917; d. 1971)
Children2
EducationClongowes Wood College
Alma materNational University of Ireland

Conor Alexander Maguire (22 July 1889 – 26 September 1971) was an Irish politician, lawyer and judge who served as Chief Justice of Ireland from 1946 to 1961, a Judge of the Supreme Court from 1946 to 1961, President of the High Court, a Judge of the High Court from 1936 to 1946 and Attorney General of Ireland from March 1932 to November 1932. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the National University of Ireland from 1932 to 1936.

Born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Maguire was educated at University College Dublin, where he was a founding member of the Legal and Economic Society (now known as the University College Dublin Law Society) in 1911.

He returned to County Mayo where he practised as a barrister and was instrumental in establishing Ireland's first working Republican Courts, which usurped the existing courts, and created a forum to try offenders, resolve grievances and adjudicate on land issues.[1]

He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the National University of Ireland constituency at the 1932 general election and was re-elected at the 1933 general election.[2] He was appointed as Attorney General of the Irish Free State in March 1932.[3] In November 1936, he resigned as Attorney General and as a TD on his appointment as President of the High Court and a Judge of the High Court. In 1946, he was appointed as Chief Justice of Ireland, that is the president of the Supreme Court of Ireland, where he served until 1961.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie/reels/bmh/BMH.WS0708.pdf
  2. ^ "Mr. Conor Maguire". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Conor Maguire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 January 2009.
Legal offices
Preceded by
John A. Costello
Attorney General of Ireland
1932–1936
Succeeded by
James Geoghegan
Preceded by
Timothy Sullivan
Chief Justice of Ireland
1946–1961
Succeeded by
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh