Joseph Blowick

Joseph Blowick (13 March 1903 – 12 August 1970) was an Irish politician.[1] He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1943 as a Clann na Talmhan Teachta Dála (TD) for Mayo South.[2] He succeeded Michael Donnellan as leader of the party in 1944. Blowick was appointed to the Cabinet in the two Inter-Party governments, serving under John A. Costello as Minister for Lands on both occasions. Blowick was elected to Dáil Éireann at every election until 1965 when he retired from politics. He died at Belcarra in 1970.[3]

Joseph Blowick
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Minister for Lands
In office
2 June 1954 – 20 March 1957
TaoiseachJohn A. Costello
Preceded byThomas Derrig
Succeeded byErskine Childers
Minister for Lands
In office
18 February 1948 – 7 March 1951
TaoiseachJohn A. Costello
Preceded bySeán Moylan
Succeeded byThomas Derrig
Leader of Clann na Talmhan
In office
5 September 1944 – 18 March 1965
Preceded byMichael Donnellan
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1943 – April 1965
ConstituencyMayo South
Personal details
Born(1903-03-13)13 March 1903
Belcarra, County Mayo, Ireland
Died12 August 1970(1970-08-12) (aged 67)
Belcarra, County Mayo, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyClann na Talmhan
Spouse(s)Teresa O'Malley (m. 1956–1970, his death)
OccupationFarmer

Joseph Blowick was born at Belcarra, Ballycarra, County Mayo, on March 13, 1903, the son of John Blowick (a farmer) and Honoria "Norah" (née Madden) Blowick. He had one sister, Nora, and three brothers, all of whom became priests: Rev Stephen, a diocesan parish priest serving at Saint Patrick's Church, in Islandeady, County Mayo; Rev John Blowick, founder of the Maynooth Mission to China (Missionary Society of St. Columban); and Rev Peter, a priest of the Missionary Society of St. Columban.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joseph Blowick". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Joseph Blowick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Joseph Blowick". Find A Grave. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Michael Donnellan
Leader of Clann na Talmhan
1944–1965
Succeeded by
Party disbanded
Political offices
Preceded by
Seán Moylan
Minister for Lands
1948–1951
Succeeded by
Thomas Derrig
Preceded by
Thomas Derrig
Minister for Lands
1954–1957
Succeeded by
Erskine H. Childers