Thomas Sinclair (politician)

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Thomas Sinclair
Member of Parliament
for Queen's University of Belfast
In office
6 December 1923 – 25 November 1940
Preceded by William Whitla
Succeeded by Douglas Savory
Personal details
Born (1857-12-17)17 December 1857
Belfast, Ireland
Died 25 November 1940(1940-11-25) (aged 82)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Spouse(s) Never married
Alma mater Queen's College Belfast
Royal University of Ireland
Profession Surgeon
Religion Anglican

Thomas Sinclair PC (17 December 1857 – 25 November 1940) was an Irish unionist politician.

Sinclair studied at Queen's University, Belfast before working as a surgeon.[1] He was elected to the Senate of Northern Ireland on its creation in 1921.[2]

He was elected as a Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Queen's University of Belfast at the 1923 UK general election.[3] From 1935 to 1937, Sinclair served as Deputy Speaker of the Senate of Northern Ireland.[2] He resigned his Westminster seat on 18 September 1940 by appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.[3] but held his Senate seat until his death in November.[2]


  1. ^ John F. Harbinson, The Ulster Unionist Party, 1882-1973, p.205
  2. ^ a b c The Northern Ireland Senate, 1921-72, Northern Ireland Elections
  3. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Whitla
Member of Parliament for Queen's University of Belfast
Succeeded by
Douglas Lloyd Savory