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Thomas Sexton (1848 - 1932):
Politician


Thomas Sexton was born in Waterford and was educated locally. When he was thirteen he went to work for the railway service, and six years later he joined the staff of The Nation. In 1880 he was elected Member of Parliament for Sligo and Gladstone is said to have remarked that his speech on the Land Bill in 1881, was the finest he had ever heard in the house. From 1886 to 1892 he was Member of Parliament for West Belfast, and from 1892 to 1896, for North Kerry. He was High Sheriff of Dublin in 1887 and Lord Mayor from 1888 to 1889. He served as chairman of the Freeman's Journal from 1892 to 1912. [Biography by T. Sherlock]

Born: 1848
Died: 31 October 1932
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