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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Members of the Eleventh Dáil - John O'Leary

John O'Leary (Wexford)

John (Johnny) O'Leary (born 1 September 1894 – 21 June 1959) was an Irish Labour Party party politician who served in the Oireachtas for nearly twenty years, first as TD for Wexford and then as a Senator.

He was first elected to the 11th Dáil in the 1943 general election for the constituency of Wexford. He was re-elected to 12th Dáil in the 1944 general election, to the 13th Dáil in 1948, to the 14th Dáil in 1951 and to the 15th Dáil in the 1954 general election.

O'Leary was defeated in the 1957 general election, but was elected to the 9th Seanad by the Administrative Panel.

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