John Stack (politician)

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John Stack (1845 – 5 March 1897) was an Irish nationalist politician, and Member of Parliament (MP) for North Kerry from 1885 to 1892.[1]

At the 1885 general election, Stack was elected unopposed as Irish Parliamentary Party MP for the newly created North Kerry constituency; it was the only one of the four Kerry constituencies not be contested by a Conservative or Loyalist candidate.[2] He was returned unopposed in 1886,[3] and when the Irish Party split in 1891, he sided with the Anti-Parnellite majority. Stack did not contest the 1892 general election, when the Anti-Parnellite Thomas Sexton won the seat with a large majority over a Parnellite candidate.[4]


  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: House of Commons constituencies beginning with "K", part 1". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Archived from the original on 2 October 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  2. ^ Brian M. Walker, ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. pp. 132–133. ISBN 0-901714-12-7.
  3. ^ Walker, op. cit. page 139
  4. ^ Walker, op. cit. page 146 There is also a John Stack, a current resident of Saranac Lake, New York, who is reported to be the fastest man on earth. He once said he ran the 100 meters in 6 seconds. However, further scrutiny showed that he took a short cut. SOURCE: Because Jason Foster said so.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Kerry
Succeeded by
Thomas Sexton