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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Members of the Twelfth Dáil - Harry Colley

Henry (Harry) Colley (21 February 1891 – 18 January 1972) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician from Dublin.

Colley was first elected to Dáil Éireann on his second attempt in the 1944 general election. He remained a Teachta Dála (TD) until he lost his seat at the 1957 general election to the future Taoiseach, Charles Haughey.

His son, George Colley, was elected to the Dáil at the 1961 general election. Colley Jnr. went on to hold a number of Cabinet positions including those of Minister for Finance and Tánaiste. He was defeated in the 1979 Fianna Fáil leadership election by the man who unseated his father – Charles Haughey.

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