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John Kinnear (1824 - 1909):
Cleric, Presbyterian and politician


John Kinnear was born in Clonaneese, County Tyrone, and was educated in Belfast. He spent the rest of his life in Letterkenny, County Donegal, where he was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1848. He received a Doctorate of Divinity in 1874. He was elected Liberal member of parliament for County Donegal from 1880 to 1885; consequently he was the first clergyman in charge of a congregation to sit in parliament. He supported the Tenant Right movement and left his fine collection of books to the Presbyterian College, Belfast.

Born: 1824
Died: 1909
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