Seymour Crawford

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Seymour Crawford
Teachta Dála
In office
November 1992 – February 2011
Personal details
Born(1944-06-01)1 June 1944
Monaghan, Ireland
Died21 October 2018(2018-10-21) (aged 74)
Cavan, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

Seymour Crawford (1 June 1944 – 21 October 2018) was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency from 1992 to 2011.[1][2]

Crawford was first elected as a TD at the 1992 general election to the 27th Dáil. He was re-elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1997, 2002 and 2007 general elections.[3] He was a member of Monaghan County Council from June 1991 until September 2003. In 2004, he was a Vice-Chairman of the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body and a member from 1993–2007.

He was Vice-President of the Irish Farmers' Association from 1984–88 and was the only Ulster Protestant and Presbyterian member of the Oireachtas during his term in the Dáil. He received the Bastow Memorial Award for service in meat and livestock in 1985.

He retired from politics at the 2011 general election.[4] Crawford's death was announced on 21 October 2018.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Tributes paid to former Fine Gael TD Seymour Crawford who has died". RTÉ News. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Seymour Crawford". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Seymour Crawford". Retrieved 27 January 2009.
  4. ^ "FG's Crawford to retire from politics". Irish Times. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
Preceded by
Bill Cotter
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cavan–Monaghan
Succeeded by
Seán Conlan
(Fine Gael)