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Patrick (or Paddy) Beegan (26 May 1895 – 2 February 1958) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1]

He was born in the townland of Oatfield, Cappataggle, County Galway, to John Beegan, a herdsman, and Mary Stephenson.[2]

He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1932 general election when Fianna Fáil first came to power. He was re-elected for various Galway constituencies a further nine occasions.[3] In 1951 he was appointed to the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance in Éamon de Valera's government. He served in that position until 1954, but was re-appointed in 1957 when Fianna Fáil returned to power.

Beegan served in that post until his sudden death on 2 February 1958.[4]

The subsequent by-election to fill Beegan's seat in the Galway South constituency was won by his nephew, Anthony Millar, whose mother, Mary, was Beegan's sister.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr. Patrick Beegan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ "General Registrar's Office". IrishGenealogy.ie. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Patrick Beegan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  4. ^ "General Registrar's Office". IrishGenealogy.ie. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Donnellan
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance
1951–1954
Succeeded by
Michael Donnellan
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance
1957–1958
Succeeded by
Gerald Bartley