John Blennerhassett (politician)
Blennerhassett did not stand for the Dáil again, but after his 1973 defeat he was nominated by the Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave to the 13th Seanad. He was re-elected in 1977 to the 14th Seanad and in 1981 to the 15th Seanad.
A previous John Blennerhassett was Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer from 1621–24. He belonged to the Fermanagh branch of the family and was a cousin of Robert Blennerhassett who founded the Kerry branch.
He died in September 2013.
- "Mr. John Blennerhassett". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
- "John Blennerhassett". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
- "Tributes paid to former Senator and Tralee councillor John Blennerhassett". The Irish Times. 24 September 2013.
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