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Samuel Fryar
In office
1933 – 1938
Constituency West Down

Born 4 February 1863(1863-02-04)
Banbridge, County Down, Ireland
Died 4 October 1938 (aged 75)
Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist
Profession Solicitor

Samuel Fryar (4 February 1863 - 4 October 1938) was an Irish solicitor, councillor and politician from Northern Ireland.

Samuel Fryar was born on 4 February 1863 at Banbridge, County Down in Ireland, to parents Samuel Fryar and his wife, Ann Jane née Gibson.[1] He was educated at Banbridge Academy and Queen’s College, Galway, as a solicitor.[2]

In 1887, Fryar went into partnership with John Fawcett Gordon and opened a legal firm on Bridge Street called, Fryar and Gordon Solicitors.[3] The firm operated under that name for nearly 100 years.[4]

Fryar was a member of the Banbridge Urban District Council from 1894 to 1938. He was also a Solicitor to Banbridge Board of Guardians, Banbridge Rural District Council, and Tandragee Rural District Council. This included four years as Chairman of Banbridge Urban District Council.[2]

In 1933, Fryar, an Ulster Unionist member sat for the general election of 1933 and defeated the Independent Unionist representative, James Finnery.[5][6] Fryar remained a Member of Parliament until the general election of 1938, when he retired.[2]

Fryar died shortly after his retirement; on 4 October 1938, aged 75.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Davies, Rosalind (2008). Surnames of County Down: Gibson A-J. Retrieved on 28 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d Northern Ireland House of Commons Election Results (2008). Samuel Fryar. Retrieved on 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ McBurney and Co. Solicitors (2008). The Practice. Retrieved on 28 December 2008.
  4. ^ McBurney and Co. Solicitors (2008). The People. Retrieved on 28 December 2008.
  5. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Results (2008). Down: West Down (41). Retrieved on 3 January 2009.
  6. ^ Champion, Clare (2003). Irish Identity: When Dev stood for Stormont. Retrieved on 28 December 2008.
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Robert McBride
Member of Parliament for West Down
Succeeded by
John Edgar Bailey


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