Thomas Kennedy (Irish politician)

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Thomas Kennedy (died 18 September 1947) was an Irish Labour Party politician and trade union official.[1]

He was elected to the Irish Free State Seanad in 1934 for 9 years and served until the Free State Seanad was abolished in 1936.[1] He was defeated at the 1938 Seanad election. He was elected to the 4th Seanad Éireann in 1943 by the Labour Panel, and was re-elected at the 1944 Seanad election. He died in office on 18 September 1947.[1]

His son Fintan Kennedy was also a trade union official and senator.


  1. ^ a b c "Thomas Kennedy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Thomas Foran
General President of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union
Succeeded by
William McMullen
Preceded by
William X. O'Brien
General Secretary of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union
Succeeded by
Frank Purcell
Preceded by
Gerard Owens
President of the Congress of Irish Unions
Succeeded by
W. J. Whelan