World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Richard Power (Irish Parliamentary Party MP)

Article Id: WHEBN0008513113
Reproduction Date:

Title: Richard Power (Irish Parliamentary Party MP)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1885, Richard Power
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Richard Power (Irish Parliamentary Party MP)

For other people named Richard Power, see Richard Power (disambiguation).

Richard Power (1851–November 29, 1891) was an Irish nationalist politician and MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and as member of the Home Rule League and the Irish Parliamentary Party represented Waterford City from February 6, 1874 until his death at the early age of 40, in 1891.

Power was a major supporter of Charles Stewart Parnell during his leadership crisis after the Katharine O'Shea divorce controversy.[1] Despite this, he remained popular on both sides of the party.[2] He was reported to have caught a chill at Parnell's funeral, which left his lungs weak. He was married only a few days before his death.[3]

He was first elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1874 as a candidate of the Home Rule League, standing with Major Purcell O'Gorman, who was the other member elected. He was re-elected in 1880, then stood successfully for the Irish Parliamentary Party in the elections of 1885 and 1886.

He served as Mayor of Waterford in 1886 and 1887.

He held the position of Irish Whip in parliament from 1878[4] and performed a key role in coordinating MPs in carrying out Parnell's highly disciplined pressure on the Liberal and Conservative parties over Home Rule.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ralph Bernal Osborne
Member of Parliament for Waterford City
with Purcell O'Gorman

Succeeded by
John Edward Redmond

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.