Patrick Duigenan (1735 - 1816):
Lawyer and politician
Patrick Duigenan was born in County Leitrim, and though his parents were Catholic, he became a Protestant. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and was called to the Bar in 1767. In 1785 he was appointed King's Advocate-General of the High Court of Admiralty, and in 1790 he was elected as member of parliament for Old Leighlin. He advocated the Union in speeches and pamphlets. For the last sixteen years of his life Duigenan represented Armagh in the United Kingdom parliament.
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