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Cecil Patrick Lavery (6 October 1894 – 31 December 1973) was an Irish lawyer, Fine Gael Party politician and judge. He was elected as a TD and then as a Senator, and served as Attorney General before being appointed as a Supreme Court judge.

Early life

Cecil Lavery was educated at Castleknock College, Dublin and later UCD where he became one of the first auditors of the UCD Law Society. In 1927 appointed to set up a "Memorial Committee" by W.T. Cosgrave , president of the Irish Free State Executive Council in order to advance the process of the Irish National War Memorial Gardens where an impasse situation had evolved.


Lavery was elected to Dáil Éireann on his first attempt, at a by-election held on 17 June 1935 in the Dublin County constituency, after the death of Fine Gael TD Batt O'Connor. He was returned to the 9th Dáil at the 1937 general election, but the following year at the 1938 general election, he lost his seat to his Fine Gael running-mate Patrick Belton, Snr..

He did not stand for election again until 1948, when he was elected to the 6th Seanad Éireann on the Cultural and Educational Panel, and was appointed as Attorney General by Taoiseach John A. Costello. He left the Seanad on 21 April 1950, when he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court.

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Preceded by
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
Attorney General of Ireland
Succeeded by
Charles Casey

This page incorporates information from the Oireachtas Members Database



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