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Robert Woods (surgeon)

Robert Woods in 1921

Sir Robert Henry Woods (1865 – 8 September 1938) was an Irish surgeon and otorhinolaryngologist and also an Independent Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom Parliament. He was born at Tullamore. He was knighted in 1913.

He attended Wesley College, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin as well as studying in Vienna, before graduating in medicine in 1889. He became President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1910-11. He was Professor of Laryngology and Otology at Trinity College.

He was MP for Dublin University between 1918 and 1922, having previously been defeated in a 1917 by-election for the same constituency.

Woods left the House of Commons at the dissolution of 1922 when his constituency ceased to be represented in the House of Commons.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Warren Samuels and
Edward Carson
Member of Parliament for Dublin University
With: Arthur Warren Samuels to 1919
William Morgan Jellett from 1919
Constituency abolished