Vincent White (politician)

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White as Mayor of Waterford.

Vincent Joseph White (1885 – 14 December 1958) was an Irish politician and medical practitioner.

He first stood for election as the Sinn Féin candidate for the Waterford City by-election in March 1918, where he was defeated by the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) candidate William Redmond, son of the deceased MP and IPP leader John Redmond.[1] At the 1918 general election he again contested Waterford and was again beaten by Redmond.[2] He was elected unopposed as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) to the 2nd Dáil at the 1921 elections for the Waterford–Tipperary East constituency.[3] He supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty and voted in favour of it.

He was re-elected as a pro-Treaty Sinn Féin TD at the 1922 general election but lost his seat at the 1923 general election.[2] He was re-elected as a Cumann na nGaedheal TD for the Waterford constituency at the June 1927 and September 1927 general elections. He lost his seat at the 1932 general election. He served as Mayor of Waterford from 1920 to 1926.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waterford Election Result". Irish Times. 30 March 1918. 
  2. ^ a b "Vincent White". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Dr. Vincent White". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 December 2008.