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Election 1880

Election 1880

Borough Carlow

1, April. Electorate 302

Charles Dawson H.R. 149 elected Col Henry Thomas Butler C 135

Dawson, Charles, Palmerstown Park. Dublin 27 Lower Stephen's Street, Dublin. 28 Lower Mallow Street. Limerick son of Michael Dawson, Esq. Alderman of Limerick by Maryanne daughter of Thomas Clarke, Esq of Limerick. Born at Limerick 1842, married 1873, daughter of William Carroll, Esq., Secretary to the Chamber of Commerce at Limerick. Was educated at The Catholic University' of Ireland. Was High sherriff of Limerick 1876-77. Was Lord Mayor of Dublin for 1882 and 1883. Wrote various pamphlets on education and articles on the franchise in the Fortnightly Review etc. A liberal in favour of 'a government in Ireland administered by Irishmen.' Sat for Carlow borough from April, 1880 until he retired 1885. He was last M.P. for Borough of Carlow.

From Carloviana 2001 page18

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