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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Members of the Fourteenth Dáil - Sir Anthony Charles Esmonde 15th Baronet

Sir Anthony Charles Esmonde, 15th Baronet (18 January 1899 – 17 March 1981) was an Irish Fine Gael politician, medical doctor and farmer.

Esmomde first stood for Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael candidate for the Tipperary constituency at the 1943 general election, but was unsuccessful. He did not stand again until the 1951 general election, when he was returned to the 14th Dáil for the Wexford constituency. He was re-elected at five successive elections until he retired from the Dáil at the 1973 general election.

He served as a member of the first Irish delegation as Members of the European Parliament from January to February 1973.

His father was John Joseph Esmonde. His eldest brother was Sir John Esmonde, 14th Baronet and his second elder brother Lt. Geoffrey Esmonde (1897–1916) was killed in action in World War I serving with the 4th Tyneside Irish Brigade of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. His half-brother Eugene Esmonde was awarded a Victoria Cross posthumously in 1942 during World War II.

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