William Fearon

William Robert Fearon (14 October 1892 – 27 December 1959) was an Irish politician and academic. He was an independent member of Seanad Éireann from 1943 to 1959. He was first elected to the Seanad in 1943 by the University of Dublin constituency.[1] He was re-elected at the 1944, 1948, 1951, 1954 and 1957 elections.[1] He died while still in office. William J. E. Jessop won the subsequent by-election.

He was Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Dublin.[2]


  1. "William Fearon". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  2. "Obituary". British Medical Journal. 1 (5167): 205. 16 January 1960. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.5167.205. PMC 1966336.

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