Laurence Ambrose Waldron

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Laurence Ambrose Waldron PC (14 November 1858 – 27 December 1923) was an Irish businessman and politician.

Waldron was the son of Laurence Waldron and Anne White; his father had also been an M.P., for County Tipperary.[1] He was educated at the Oratory School.

He was an M.P., representing the Irish Parliamentary Party, for Dublin St Stephen's Green, from March 21, 1904 to January 15, 1910.[2]

Laurence was one of eight members of the Irish Privy Council of no less than two years standing who were taxpayers or ratepayers in respect of property in and had residences in Southern Ireland who were elected to the Senate of Southern Ireland established by the 1920 Home Rule bill, but he resigned before the first meeting.

On the 19th of May 1920, his head gardener, William J. McCabe, was murdered by an IRA gang at the bottom of Victoria Hill, Killiney.[3]

He died on 27 December 1923 at his residence, Marino, Killiney, County Dublin. Marino is now Abbeylea, the Australian Ambassador's residence, at Marino Road West, bought for £18,000 in 1964.

He is buried in Dean's Grange.[4]


See also[edit]

  • Obituaries in The Times (Saturday, Dec 29, 1923; pg. 10; Issue 43535; col D) and the Waldron Clan Journal, No. 3 Summer 1997 p. 28.