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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Members of the Sixth Dáil - Patrick T. Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds (1 March 1887 – 14 March 1932) was an Irish Cumann na nGaedheal politician. He was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála (TD) at the September 1927 general election for the Leitrim–Sligo constituency.

He was nominated as a candidate for the 1932 general election, but during the campaign he was shot on 14 February 1932 by a former Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) officer named Leddy, dying four weeks later. The election in Leitrim–Sligo was then postponed, and when it was resumed his widow Mary won the seat, serving in the Dáil for 25 years.

His son Patrick, who took over and expanded the family business, was a long-serving member of Leitrim County Council, and also a Fine Gael TD and senator, serving as Cathaoirleach of the Seanad from 1983 to 1987. Pat Joe's son Gerry Reynolds was also a TD and senator.

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