Martin Morris, 2nd Baron Killanin

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Martin Henry FitzPatrick Morris, 2nd Baron Killanin, PC(Ire) (11 August 1867 – 22 July 1927) was an Irish Conservative Member of Parliament (MP).

Background and education[edit]

Morris was the eldest son of Michael Morris, 1st Baron Killanin, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was secretary of the University Philosophical Society. He later became a barrister.

Political career[edit]

Lord Killanin (centre) as director of the Liffey Power Syndicate inspecting boring operations at Poulaphouca, Co. Wicklow, as part of a hydro-electric development initiative, 18 August 1923

Morris was appointed High Sheriff of County Galway for 1897.[1]

He was elected to the House of Commons for Galway Borough in 1900, a seat he held until the following year when he succeeded his father as second Baron Killanin and entered the House of Lords.

Lord Killanin was also a member of the Senate of the Royal University of Ireland from 1904 to 1909 and Governor of University College, Galway, from 1909 to 1922 and served as Lord Lieutenant of County Galway between 1918 and 1922. He was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland in the 1920 New Year Honours following his chairmanship of the Committee on Irish Primary Education.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Killanin died in July 1927, aged 59. He never married and was succeeded by his nephew Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Walford, Edward (1919). The County Families of the United Kingdom. London: Robert Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd. 
  2. ^ "No. 31712". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1919. p. 2. 


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Pinkerton
Member of Parliament for Galway Borough
Succeeded by
Arthur Lynch
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Clonbrock
Lord Lieutenant of Galway
1918 – 1922
Office abolished
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Morris
Baron Killanin
1901 – 1927
Succeeded by
Michael Morris