Henry Morgan Dockrell

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Henry Morgan Dockrell
In office
April 1948 – July 1951
ConstituencyIndustrial and Commercial Panel
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1932 – February 1948
ConstituencyDublin County
Personal details
Born(1880-04-17)17 April 1880
Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
Died26 October 1955(1955-10-26) (aged 75)
Dublin, Ireland
Political party
Alice Evelyn Hayes
(m. 1943)
Children5, including Percy Dockrell, Maurice E. Dockrell and Marguerite Dockrell
RelativesGeorge Dockrell (brother)
Alma materTrinity College Dublin

Henry Morgan Dockrell (17 April 1880 – 26 October 1955) was an Irish Cumann na nGaedheal and Fine Gael politician who was elected to both Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dockrell was born on 17 April 1880 at the family home, 10 Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, Dublin.[2] He was educated privately, and for a time at Trinity College Dublin (from 1898). He joined the family firm of Thomas Dockrell, Sons and Co. Ltd in 1900, becoming managing director and chairman on his father's death in 1929.

Family life[edit]

Dockrell married Alice Evelyn Hayes in June 1906, and they had four sons and one daughter.[2] Two of his sons, Percy Dockrell and Maurice E. Dockrell were also Fine Gael TDs and councillors. His daughter was the swimmer, Marguerite Dockrell. His father, Sir Maurice Dockrell, was a Unionist Member of Parliament. His mother, Margaret Dockrell, was a suffragist, philanthropist, and councillor.[3]


He was first elected at the 1932 general election as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin County constituency, and was re-elected five times for the same constituency until he retired at the 1948 general election.[4]

After retiring from the Dáil, Dockrell was elected to the 6th Seanad by the Industrial and Commercial Panel in 1948, but was defeated in the 1951 election for the 7th Seanad.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Henry Morgan Dockrell". Oireachtas Members Database. Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b Dempsey, Pauric J.; Boylan, Shaun. "Dockrell, Henry Morgan". Dictionary of Irish Biography. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  3. ^ Dempsey, Pauric J.; Boylan, Shaun (2009). "Henry Morgan Dockrell In Dockrell, Sir Maurice Edward". In McGuire, James; Quinn, James (eds.). Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ "Henry Morgan Dockrell". ElectionsIreland.org. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.