Edward Coey Bigger

Sir Edward Coey Bigger (1861 – 1 June 1942) was an Irish politician and physician. He was an independent member of Seanad Éireann from 1925 to 1936. He was first elected to the Seanad at the 1925 election for 9 years.[1] He was re-elected at the 1934 election for 3 years.[1]

He was chairman of the Irish Public Health Council, the Central Midwives Board for Ireland, and of the General Nursing Council for Ireland, and was the author of a report to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust on the physical welfare of mothers and children in Ireland.[2] He was the Crown Representative for Ireland on the British General Medical Council from 1917 to 1927.

His son Joseph Warwick Bigger was a Senator from 1947 to 1951.[2]


  1. "Sir Edward Coey Bigger". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  2. "Obituary". British Medical Journal. 1 (4249): 740. 13 June 1942. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.4249.740. PMC 2162218.

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