William J. E. Jessop

William J. E. Jessop (13 July 1902 – 11 June 1980) was an Irish academic, medical practitioner and an independent member of Seanad Éireann.[1]

He was a Professor of Social Medicine at Trinity College Dublin.[2]

He was elected to the 7th Seanad on 12 March 1952 at a by-election for the University of Dublin constituency caused by the death of Gardner Budd.[1] He was defeated at the 1954 Seanad election but was again elected at a by-election on 13 May 1960 caused by the death of William Fearon.[1] He was re-elected to the 10th (1961), 11th (1965) and 12th (1969) Seanad. He lost his seat at the 1973 Seanad election.


  1. "William J. E. Jessop". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  2. "Trinity News Archive" (PDF). Trinity News. 13 May 1965. Retrieved 14 August 2011.

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