John Horgan (Irish politician)
John Horgan (born 1876 – 27 June 1955) was an Irish politician from Cork who had a very brief career as a parliamentary representative in the Irish Free State. He served for three months as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the National League Party, a short-lived party which advocated closer ties with the United Kingdom. He was a member of the Cork Corporation, served a term as Lord Mayor of Cork.
He was elected at the June 1927 general election as a TD for the Cork Borough constituency, taking his seat as one of eight National League TDs in the 5th Dáil. However, the 5th Dáil was short-lived, and at the September 1927 general election Horgan and all but two of his party's TDs lost their seats. The party went bankrupt in 1928, and was formally disbanded in 1931.
He died at his residence, at 2, The Orchards, Glasheen Road, Cork, on 27 June 1955 aged 79. and is buried at St. Finbarr's Cemetery. His grandson, Judge Seán O'Leary, served as Lord Mayor of Cork (1972–73).
- Cadogan, Tim & Falvey, Jeremiah: A Biographical Dictionary of Cork p.138, Four Courts Press (2006), ISBN 1-84682-030-8
- "Mr. John Horgan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 6 February 2008.
- "John Horgan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- Walker, Brian M. (ed) (1992). Parliamentary Elections in Ireland 1918–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8.
- Irish Independent, 28 June 1955.
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