Sir Osmond Esmonde, 12th Baronet

Sir Osmond Thomas Grattan Esmonde, 12th Baronet (4 April 1896 – 22 July 1936) was an Irish diplomat and Cumann na nGaedheal (and later Fine Gael) politician.[2]

Sir Osmond Esmonde, 12th Baronet
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CrestOut of a mural crown Gules a head in profile wearing a helmet all Proper.
MottoMalo Mori Quam Foedari (Had Rather Die Than Be Dishonoured) [1]

Esmonde was first elected to the 4th Dáil at the 1923 general election as Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wexford constituency. He did not contest the June 1927 general election, but was returned to the 6th Dáil in the September 1927 general election. He was re-elected at the 1932 general election, and again at the 1933 general election.[3]

After his death aged 40 on 22 July 1936,[4] the consequent by-election for his seat in Dáil Éireann was held on 17 August, and won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Denis Allen. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his uncle Laurence Esmonde.

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  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 1878.
  2. ^ "Osmond T. Grattan Esmonde". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Sir Osmond Esmonde". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Oireachtas Debates – Death of Deputy Sir Osmond Esmonde". Houses of the Oireachtas. 22 July 1936. Retrieved 20 June 2011.

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Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Esmonde
Baronet of Clonegall
Succeeded by
Laurence Esmonde