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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Refused to be Members of the First Dáil - Daniel Martin Wilson

The Hon. Daniel Martin Wilson BA KC (1862-5 January 1932) was an Irish politician and judge.
He was born in Limerick, the son of Rev. David Wilson, and was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and at Trinity College, Dublin.

He was appointed a Bencher of King's Inns in 1911. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from 1914, was promoted to Captain in 1915, and resigned from ill health in 1916.

He was Unionist Member of Parliament for West Down from December 1918-1921 and served in government as Solicitor General for Ireland from 1919-1921. He stood down on appointment as Recorder of Belfast and as Land Judge of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland in 1921.

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