Thomas Harris (Irish politician)
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Thomas Harris (1895 – 18 February 1974) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. A native of Caragh and raised in Prosperous by his aunt Elizabeth Tierney, As a young man Thomas Harris had joined the Gaelic League in Prosperous and subsequently joined the Irish republican Brotherhood. County Kildare, Harris fought with the Maynooth contingent in 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Harris was captain of the Prosperous Company in 1917 and later Vice-Commandant North Kildare Battalion of the Irish Republican Army in 1921.
A farmer, he represented the constituencies of Kildare from 1927 to 1937, Carlow–Kildare from 1937 to 1948, and Kildare again from 1948 to 1957. He lost his seat at the 1957 general election and retired from politics.
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