Frederick Crowley

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Frederick (Fred) Hugh Crowley (1880 – 5 May 1945) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] A lecturer and farmer, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kerry constituency at the September 1927 general election.[1] He was re-elected at the next seven general elections, and died in 1945 while still in office.[2] From the 1937 general election, he was elected for the Kerry South constituency.[2]

After his death, the by-election in Kerry South on 4 December 1945 was won for Fianna Fáil by his widow, Honor Crowley. It was the first case anywhere in Ireland of a woman succeeding her husband at a by-election. Honor Crowley, a daughter of the MP, John Pius Boland, remained a TD until her death in 1966.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Frederick Crowley". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Frederick Crowley". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Heirs to the Kingdom: Kerry's Political Dynasties by Owen O'Shea (O'Brien Press, 2011)