John Butler (Irish politician)

John Butler (1891 – 16 February 1968) was an Irish politician, farmer and trade union official. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1922 general election for the Waterford–Tipperary East constituency as a Labour Party member.[1] He was re-elected for the Waterford constituency at the 1923 general election. He lost his seat at the June 1927 general election. He stood for the Dáil again at several subsequent general elections but was not elected.[2]

He was elected to the 2nd Seanad on the Labour Panel in 1938. He served in the Seanad until losing his seat at the 1957 Seanad election. He was re-elected on the Labour Panel at the 1961 Seanad election, and he did not contest the 1965 election.

His son Pierce Butler also served as a Senator from 1969 to 1983.

See also


  1. "John Butler". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 March 2009.
  2. "John Butler". Retrieved 18 March 2009.

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