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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Members of the Nineteenth Dáil - Thomas Hussey

Thomas Hussey (born 25 January 1936) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1969 to 1981, and then a Senator from 1981 to 1992.

From County Galway, he was a farmer, auctioneer and insurance representative before entering politics, he stood unsuccessfully as a Fianna Fáil candidate for Dáil Éireann at the Galway East by-election in 1964 and in Galway East constituency at the 1965 general election. He won the seat at the 1969 general election, and held it until his defeat at the 1981 general election. He stood gain at the next three general elections, but never returned to the Dáil.

However, after his 1981 defeat, he was elected to the 15th Seanad Éireann on the Agricultural Panel, and held that seat until his defeat in the 1993 Seanad election, when he retired from politics.

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