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Thomas Sinclair (politician)

Thomas Sinclair, PC (Ire) (17 December 1857 – 25 November 1940) was an Irish unionist politician.

Thomas Sinclair

Member of Parliament
for Queen's University of Belfast
In office
6 December 1923 – 25 November 1940
Preceded byWilliam Whitla
Succeeded byDouglas Savory
Personal details
Born(1857-12-17)17 December 1857
Belfast, Ireland
Died25 November 1940(1940-11-25) (aged 82)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political partyUlster Unionist Party
Spouse(s)Never married
Alma materQueen's College Belfast
Royal University of Ireland

Sinclair studied at Queen's University, Belfast before working as a surgeon.[1] He was elected to the Senate of Northern Ireland on its creation in 1921.[2]

He was elected as a Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Queen's University of Belfast at the 1923 United Kingdom general election.[3] From 1935 to 1937, Sinclair served as Deputy Speaker of the Senate of Northern Ireland.[2] He resigned his Westminster seat on 18 September 1940 by appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.[3] but held his Senate seat until his death in November.[2]


  1. ^ John F. Harbinson, The Ulster Unionist Party, 1882-1973, p.205
  2. ^ a b c The Northern Ireland Senate, 1921-72, Northern Ireland Elections
  3. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Whitla
Member of Parliament for Queen's University of Belfast
Succeeded by
Douglas Lloyd Savory