Martin Morris, 2nd Baron Killanin
Background and education
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.
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.
Lord Killanin died in July 1927, aged 59. He never married and was succeeded by his nephew Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin.
- Obituary, The Times, 12 August 1927
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Killanin
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Galway Borough
1900 – 1901
The Lord Clonbrock
|Lord Lieutenant of Galway
1918 – 1922
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
1901 – 1927