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Monday, September 5, 2011

Members of the Sixth Dáil - Seán Goulding

Seán Goulding

Seán Goulding (1877 – 15 December 1959) was a Fianna Fáil politician from County Waterford in Ireland. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1927 to 1937, then a senator from 1938 to 1954, serving as Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann from 1943 to 1948.

Goulding was elected at the September 1927 general election to the 6th Dáil as a TD for the Waterford constituency. He was re-elected at two further general elections until his defeat at the 1937 election to the 9th Dáil. He stood again at the 1938, 1943 and 1944 general elections, but never returned to the Dáil.

After the loss of his Dáil seat in 1937, he stood in the subsequent elections to the 5th Seanad Éireann, winning a seat on the Industrial and Commercial Panel. He was re-elected in 1943, and in 1944 was returned on the Administrative Panel, serving as Cathaoirleach (chair) of the Seanad from 1948 to 1951. In 1951, he was nominated by the Taoiseach, Éamon de Valera, to the 7th Seanad, and elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach (deputy chair) on 2 June 1948. He did not contest the 1954 Seanad elections, and died on 15 December 1959, aged 82.

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