Thomas Stanislaus McAllister

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Thomas Stanislaus McAllister
Thomas Stanislaus McAllister
Died29 April 1950
Occupation(s)Politician, Solicitor

Thomas Stanislaus McAllister (1878 – 29 April 1950) [1] was an Irish nationalist politician.

McAllister worked as a solicitor [2] and became active in the United Irish League. [3] At the 1925 Northern Ireland general election, he was elected for the Nationalist Party in Antrim. [2] He took his seat almost immediately, alongside Joe Devlin, and the rest of the party gradually followed suit. [4] He stood down at the 1929 general election, shortly after his election to the Senate of Northern Ireland. He became the party leader in the Senate and served until his death in 1950. [2] He served as Deputy Speaker of the Senate 1930–32 and 1942–44. [5]

McAllister was a native of Ballymena. He was noted as a huntsman, racing cyclist and also played football for Bohemians football club. [1]

Sara and Thomas McAllister at home 1938 TS and Sara McAllister.jpg
Sara and Thomas McAllister at home 1938

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  1. 1 2 "Death of Senator T S McAllister". Ballymena Observer. 5 May 1950.
  2. 1 2 3 Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Biographies
  3. Michael Farrell, Northern Ireland: the Orange State, p.170
  4. Peter Barberis et al, Encyclopedia of British and Irish political organizations, p.8
  5. Norton, Christopher (2014). The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932-70 between grievance and reconciliation. Manchester New York: Manchester University Press,Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN   978-0-7190-5903-2.