Thomas Powell (Irish politician)

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Thomas P. Powell (16 April 1892 – 20 June 1971) was an Irish politician. A national schoolteacher, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway constituency at the June 1927 general election. [1] He was re-elected at the September 1927 and 1932 general elections. [2] He lost his seat at the 1933 general election.

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References

  1. "Mr. Thomas Powell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 January 2009.
  2. "Thomas Powell". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 January 2009.