Frederick Crowley

Frederick Hugh Crowley (1880 – 5 May 1945) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] A lecturer and farmer, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kerry constituency at the September 1927 general election.[1] He was re-elected to the Dáil at the next seven general elections, switching to the new Kerry South constituency at the 1937 general election, and died in 1945 while still in office.[2][2]

After his death, the by-election in Kerry South on 4 December 1945 was won for Fianna Fáil by his widow, Honor Crowley. It was the first case anywhere in Ireland of a woman succeeding her husband at a by-election. Honor Crowley, a daughter of the MP John Pius Boland, remained a TD until her death in 1966.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Frederick Crowley". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Frederick Crowley". Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  3. ^ Heirs to the Kingdom: Kerry's Political Dynasties by Owen O'Shea (O'Brien Press, 2011)