Saturday, July 9, 2011
Members of the Fifth Dáil - James Coburn
James Coburn (13 April 1889 – 5 December 1953) was an Irish politician and builders foreman. Coburn was first elected to Dáil Éireann as an National League Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Louth constituency at the June 1927 general election. He was re-elected at the September 1927 general election but became an independent TD in July 1931 following the disbandment of the National League Party. He was re-elected as an independent TD at the 1932 and 1933 general elections. At the 1937 general election he was re-elected as a Fine Gael TD for Louth. He was re-elected at each general election until the 1951 general election. He died during the 14th Dáil and the subsequent by-election on 3 March 1954 was won by his son George Coburn.