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Patrick Lindsay

Politician

Patrick J. Lindsay (18 January 1914 – 29 June 1993) was an Irish politician and lawyer. He was born in Dublin but before his second birthday, his family returned to their native County Mayo, settling in the village of Doolough, Kiltane Parish, Erris. He received his primary education at Gweesalia National School, and attended secondary school at St. Muiredach's College, Ballina. He subsequently attended University College Galway, where he studied ancient classics, between 1933 and 1937, graduating with an M.A. He was a noted figure in the college - a gifted orator, he served on the committee of the Literary and Debating Society, and took part in the productions of the Drama Society. He was also a leader of the Blueshirt movement while in college. Lindsay subsequently became a teacher of classics at the Royal School, Cavan, and later at schools in Dublin. He studied law at the King's Inns, and was called to the Irish Bar in 1946. He married Moya Brady in 1952. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann on his fifth attempt, at the 1954 general election as a Fine Gael TD for Mayo North in the 15th Dáil. He was re-elected at the 1957 election, but lost his seat at the 1961 general election,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1914-01-18
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Fine Gael

Death

Date of death
1993-06-29

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