James Parkinson (Irish politician)

James Joseph Parkinson (died 16 September 1948) was an Irish politician. He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1922 to 1936 and from 1938 to 1947. A veterinary surgeon, bloodstock breeder and company director, he was first elected to the Free State Seanad as a Cumann na nGaedheal member in 1922.[1]

From 1938 onwards, he was elected by the Cultural and Educational Panel as a Fine Gael member.[1] He resigned from the Seanad on 31 July 1947 due to poor health.[2]


  1. "Mr. James Parkinson". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  2. "Resignation of Senator". Seanad Éireann – Volume 34. 31 July 1947. Retrieved 22 May 2012.

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