Thomas Stanislaus McAllister (1878–29 April 1950) was an Irish nationalist politician.
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McAllister worked as a solicitorand became active in the United Irish League. At the Northern Ireland general election, 1925, he was elected for the Nationalist Party in Antrim. He took his seat almost immediately, alongside Joe Devlin, and the rest of the party gradually followed suit. 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. He served as Deputy Speaker of the Senate 1930–32 and 1942–44.
A solicitor is a legal practitioner who traditionally deals with most of the legal matters in some jurisdictions. A person must have legally-defined qualifications, which vary from one jurisdiction to another, to be described as a solicitor and enabled to practise there as such. For example, in England and Wales a solicitor is admitted to practise under the provisions of the Solicitors Act 1974. With some exceptions, practising solicitors must possess a practising certificate. There are many more solicitors than barristers in England; they undertake the general aspects of giving legal advice and conducting legal proceedings.
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McAllister was a native of Ballymena. He was noted as a huntsman, racing cyclist and also played football for Bohemians football club.
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