List of Irish American politicians


List of Irish American politicians

"This is a list of famous Irish American politicians."

Politicians

*James G. Barry - St. Louis mayor [http://exhibits.slpl.org/mayors/data/dt44025946.asp] "James G. Barry was born in Ireland in 1800..."
*William B. Barry - US Congressman
*Edward P. Boland - US Congressman [http://www.holyokestpatricksparade.com/stpats_subpages/history2_subpage.ads]
*James E. Boyd - Omaha mayor [http://www.rootsweb.com/~neboyd/bio.html] "He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, September 9, 1834..."
*Bob Brady - US Congressman [http://jonathanpotts.blogspot.com/2004/09/worlds-oldest-profession.html]
*William J. Brady - New Mexico Territorial representative and Sheriff of Lincoln County, from County Cavan
*David C. Broderick - US Senator [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brockson-bronrott.html]
*John T. Browne - Houston mayor [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brownback-browner.html] "Born in Dublin, Ireland..."
*Billy Bulger - President of the Massachusetts State Senate [http://64.226.34.179/churches_schools/bulgerdegree71002.htm] "Bulger, one of the most successful Irish-American politicians of his generation..."
*Aedanus Burke - US Congressman [http://www.araltas.com/features/burke/] "Aedanus Burke (1742 - 1802) of Galway went to Virginia..."
*Thomas Burke - North Carolina governor [http://www.itpi.dpi.state.nc.us/governors/BurkeT.html] "Thomas Burke, born about 1747 in Galway, Ireland, moved to Orange County in North Carolina about 1770 from Virginia..."
*Thomas A. Burke - Cleveland mayor, US Senator [http://www.celticcousins.net/irishiniowa/galwayobits.htm]
*William J. Burke - US Congressman [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burke.html] "Born near London, England of Irish parents..."
*Brendan Byrne - former Governor of New Jersey
*Jane Byrne - Chicago mayor [http://snltranscripts.jt.org/79/79bupdate.phtml] "She turns to the Irish mayor of Chicago, Jane Byrne..."
*Thomas R. Byrne - St. Paul mayor [http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/MN/catholic.html]
*James F. Byrnes - US Senator [http://www.byrnesscholars.org/perspectives/sneed%2003%20p1.htm] "He was the grandson of Irish Catholic immigrants who came to American after the Great Irish ..."
*Hugh Carey - New York governor [http://www.ncafp.org/about/presscorner/peaceaward_pressrelease.htm]
*Charles Carroll of Carrollton - the sole Catholic signatory of the American Declaration of Independence [http://www.colonialhall.com/carroll/carroll.php]
*Bob Casey, Jr. - Pennsylvania state treasurer and Democratic nominee for US Senate
*Robert P. Casey - former Pennsylvania governor [http://mysite.verizon.net/lardil/id451.html]
*John Michael Clancy - US Congressman [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/clancy-john-michael.html] "born in County Queens, Ireland, May 7, 1837; immigrated with his parents to the United States..."
*Grover Cleveland - US president [http://www.americanheritage.com/people/presidents/cleveland_grover.shtml] "Ancestry: Irish-English"
*DeWitt Clinton - New York City mayor [http://www.lakelandschools.org/lt/NewYorkVM/peopleclinton.htm] "He was the son of an Irish-American Revolutionary War hero and a Dutch mother."
*W. Bourke Cockran - US Congressman [http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0812743.html]
*Patrick Collins - Boston mayor [http://www.irishheritagetrail.com/collins.html] "Patrick Collins (1844-1905) was the second Irish-born mayor in Boston's history..."Timothy Collins (1977- ). Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 175th legislative district in 2000.
*Martin Condon - Knoxville mayor [http://www.metropulse.com/dir_zine/dir_2001/1111/t_secret.html] "The career of Knoxville's first Irish Catholic mayor..."
*John Conness - US Senator [http://www.vdare.com/sutherland/weigh_anchor.htm] "Senator John Conness of California, an Irish immigrant himself..."
*James Cooney - US Congressman [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/cooney-james.html]
*John Coughlin - First Ward Alderman in Chicago 1893-1938 [http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/652.html]
*Richard Croker - Tammany Hall boss [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcroker.htm] "Richard Croker was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1841..."
*Joseph Crowley - US Congressman [http://www.junipercivic.com/berry/0303/manoftheyear.html] "Crowley was also named one of the Top 100 Irish American Leaders..."
*James Michael Curley - Boston mayor [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcurley.htm] "James Curley the son of Irish immigrants from County Galway..."
*Thomas Cusack - US Congressman [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/cusack-thomas.html] "born in Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland..."
*Richard J. Daley - Chicago mayor [http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Chicago7/Daley2.html] "Richard J. Daley, an only child, was born in 1902 into an Irish Catholic neighborhood of south Chicago..."
*Richard M. Daley - Chicago mayor, son of Richard J. Daley
*William M. Daley - U.S. Secretary of Commerce, son of Richard J. Daley
*John Darragh - Pittsburgh mayor [http://www.chartiers.com/beers-project/articles/darragh-1011.html] "John Darragh was born in Ireland, but emigrating to America at an early day became a prosperous farmer."
*William Dawson - St. Paul mayor
*John Dempsey - Connecticut governor
*Éamon de Valera - President of Ireland [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/devalera.shtml] "The child of a Spanish father and an Irish mother, de Valera was born in New York City, but moved to Ireland upon the death of his father. He became a teacher of mathematics and an avid supporter of the Irish language movement..."
*Michael Donohoe - US Congressman [http://www.iol.ie/~galwill/histmdon.htm] "Michael Donohoe was born in Killeshandra in 1864. After spending a short time teaching in the local National School he emigrated to the U.S. in 1886..."
*Mike Doyle - US Congressman from Pennsylvania [http://www.house.gov/doyle/newsrel/072805pr.htm]
*John G. Downey - California governor [http://downeyca.com/hist.htm] "John G. Downey, who became governor at the early age of 32, was born in Ireland..."
*Warren J. Duffey - US Congressman from Ohio [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000517] also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio's_9th_congressional_district]
*Tom Dunn - Mayor Eizabeth NJ
*Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne - Chicago mayor and Illinois governor
*James Duane - New York City mayor [http://www.allgetaways.com/view_destination.asp?destinationid=XGP309-003] "James Duane, son of an Irish-born merchant, became the first Irish-American mayor in 1784..."
*Mark M. Fagan - Jersey City mayor [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/faalevao-fairbanks.html]
*Mike Fahey - Omaha mayor [http://kildare.ie/naasyouthparliament/omaha.htm]
*Thomas Fallon - San Jose mayor
*James A. Farley - Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, US Postmaster General [http://www.nps.gov/elro/glossary/farley-james.htm] "One of five sons, Jim Farley was born on May 30, 1888, to Irish Catholic immigrant parents in Grassy Point, New York..."
* John Frederick Finerty, US Congressman
* Joseph E. Finerty, Gary mayor
* John F. Fitzgerald, Boston mayor
* Thomas Fitzsimons, US Congressman
* John Fitzpatrick, New Orleans mayor
* Mike Fitzpatrick, US Congressman from Pennsylvania
* Peter F. Flaherty, former Pittsburgh mayor
* Michael P. Flanagan, US Congressman
* Daniel J. Flood, US Congressman from Pennsylvania
* Raymond Flynn, Boston mayor
* William S. Flynn, Rhode Island governor
* Mark Foley, Congressman from Florida
* Thomas Gallagher, Pittsburgh mayor
* Martin Galvin, founder of NORAID
* J. Joseph Garrahy, Rhode Island governor
* William Jay Gaynor, New York City mayor
* Martin H. Glynn, New York governor
* Charles P. Gillen, Newark mayor
* Thomas F. Gilroy, New York City mayor
* Patrick Gleason, Long Island City political machine boss
* William R. Grace, New York City mayor
* J. Harold Grady, Baltimore mayor
* William T. Granahan, US Congressman
* James Griffin, Mayor of Buffalo, New York, New York State Senator
* Frank Hague, Jersey City mayor
* James M. Hanley, US Congressman
* Jerramiah T. Healy, Jersey City mayor
* James J. Heffernan, US Congressman
* Brian Higgins, US Congressman
* John Hogan, US Congressman
* John Patrick Hopkins, Chicago mayor
* Harry R. Hughes, Governor of Maryland
* Denis M. Hurley, US Congressman
* Henry Hyde, US Congressman
* John F. Hylan, New York City mayor
* Thomas Kean, former Governor of New Jersey
* Frank Keating, Oklahoma governor
* William J. Keating, former Congressman from Ohio
* Augustine B. Kelley, US Congressman
* Patrick H. Kelley, US Congressman
* Edward A. Kelly, US Congressman
* Edward Joseph Kelly, Chicago mayor
* John Kelly, Tammany Hall boss
* Joseph J. Kelly, Buffalo mayor
* Randy Kelly, St. Paul mayor
* Michael Kenna, First Ward Alderman in Chicago 1897-1923
* Edward Kennedy, US Senator
* John F. Kennedy, US President
* Joseph Kennedy, rumrunner, U.S. ambassador
* Mark Kennedy, former US Congressman
* Patrick J. Kennedy, US Congressman
* Robert F. Kennedy, US Senator
* Martin H. Kennelly, Chicago mayor
* John V. Kenny, Jersey City mayor
* Peter T. King, US Congressman
* Patrick Leahy, US Senator
* Huey Long, Louisiana governor
* Robert Lowry, US Congressman
* Stephen Lynch, US Congressman
* Thomas Lynch, Jr., signatory to the Declaration of Independence
* Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General
* Michael Madigan, Illinois Speaker of the House, Illinois Democratic Party Chairman
* George Maguire, St. Louis mayor
* Mike Mansfield, US Senator, Ambassador
* William McAleer, US Congressman
* Gerald McCann, Jersey City mayor
* Patrick McCarran, US Senator
* Carolyn McCarthy, US Congressman
* Eugene McCarthy, US Senator
* Joseph McCarthy, US Senator
* P.H. McCarthy, San Francisco mayor
* William C. McCarthy, Pittsburgh mayor
* Frank McCoppin, San Francisco mayor
* John W. McCormack, Speaker of the House
* Jim McDermott, US Congressman
* John J. McDonough, St. Paul mayor
* Lawrence E. McGann, US Congressman
* Edwin D. McGuinness, Providence mayor
* James Kennedy McGuire, Syracuse mayor
* John J. McGrath, US Congressman
* J. Howard McGrath, US Senator, Rhode Island governor
* James McGreevey, New Jersey governor
* Nancy McHale Polech, Democratic Stragegist and candidate in Upstate NY
* Thomas McKean - signatory to the Declaration of Independence [http://www.colonialhall.com/mckean/mckean.php] "Thomas M'Kean was the second son of William M'Kean, a native of Ireland, who sometime after his emigration to America, was married to an Irish lady, with whom he settled in the township of New-London..."
* Bernard J. McKenna, Pittsburgh mayor
* Joseph McKenna, US Attorney General
*William McKinley - US President [http://www.mckinley.lib.oh.us/museum/biography.htm] "He was the 7th child born to William and Nancy Alison McKinley (of Irish and Scottish descent)."
* Hugh McLaughlin, Brooklyn Democratic party boss
* Joseph McLaughlin, US Congressman
* Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy
* Frank J. McNulty, US Congressman
* Michael R. McNulty, US Congressman
* Marty Meehan, US Congressman
* John Purroy Mitchel, New York City mayor
* Robert M. Moore, Cincinnati mayor
* Jim Moran, US Congressman
* John Morrissey, US Congressman
* Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former US Senator
* P.H. Moynihan, US Congressman
* William J. Moxley, US Congressman
* Bryan Mullanphy, St. Louis mayor
* James C. Murray, US Congressman
* Timothy P. Murray, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
* Charles F. Murphy, Tammany Hall boss
* Dick Murphy, San Diego mayor
* Frank Murphy, Detroit mayor, Michigan governor
* George Murphy, US Senator
* Isaac Murphy, Arkansas governor
* Morgan F. Murphy, US Congressman
* Timothy Murphy, US Congressman
* Tom Murphy, Pittsburgh mayor
* William T. Murphy, US Congressman
* Richard Neal, US Congressman
* Michael N. Nolan, Albany mayor
* Mary T. Norton, US Congressman
* Frank O'Bannon, Indiana governor
* Christopher D. O'Brien, St. Paul mayor
* Hugh O'Brien, Boston's first Irish mayor
* James O'Brien (US Congressman)
* John P. O'Brien, New York City mayor
* Thomas J. O’Brien, US Congressman
* Dan O'Connell, Albany mayor
* Bob O'Connor, Mayor of Pittsburgh
* Maureen O'Connor, San Diego mayor
* Herbert R. O'Conor, Maryland governor
* Kenneth O'Donnell, Senior Aide to President John F Kennedy
* William O'Dwyer, New York City mayor
* James A. O'Gorman, US Senator
* Barratt O'Hara, US Congressman
* Arthur J. O'Keefe, New Orleans mayor
* Martin O'Malley, Baltimore mayor
* Charles H. O'Neill, Jersey City mayor
* Thomas O'Neill, Speaker of the House
* William A. O'Neill, Connecticut governor
* Daniel O'Reilly, US Congressman
* George F. O'Shaunessy, US Congressman
*George Pataki - New York governor [http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/e2332.htm] "The grandson of Hungarian immigrants on his father's side and Italian and Irish immigrants on his mother's side, Pataki grew up on a small farm in Peekskill..."
* Tom Pendergast, Kansas City Democratic machine boss
* James D. Phelan, San Francisco mayor, US Senator
* George Washington Plunkitt, Tammany Hall member
* Jack Quinn, US Congressman
* John Quinn, US Congressman
*Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004) the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). At age 69, he was the oldest person elected President. Before entering politics, Reagan was a popular motion picture actor, as well as head of the Screen Actors Guild, a television actor, an announcer for the Chicago Cubs, and a motivational speaker. His speaking style, which was widely regarded as well-delivered and persuasive, earned Reagan the accolade "The Great Communicator" from the media. His presidency was marked by several innovative acts of Anti-Communist tactics (the most prominent being the Iran-Contra Affair) [ [http://www.ailf.org/awards/ahp_0102_index.asp] Noted as one of "Irish American Political Leaders"; [http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=updike&id=I27117] paternal grandparents, John Michael Reagan and Jennie Cusick, were both the children of Irish immigrants]
* Thomas Reilly, Massachusetts Attorney General
* Daniel J. Riordan, US Congressman
* Richard Riordan, former Los Angeles mayor
* William R. Roberts, US Congressman
* John J. Rooney, US Congressman
* George H. Ryan, Illinois governor
* Jim Ryan, Illinois Attorney General, half Irish and half Italian
* Paul Ryan, US Congressman
* Tim Ryan, US Congressman
* William Ryan, US Congressman
* Wilson Shannon, Ohio governor
* William F. Sheehan, Buffalo democratic machine boss
* James Shields, US Senator
* Sargent Shriver, Democratic politician
* Al Smith, New York governor, Democratic Party presidential candidate (Irish grandparent; Smith identified as an Irish American)
* James Smith, signatory to the Declaration of Independence
* P.J. Somers, Milwaukee mayor
* Michael J. Stack, US Congressman
* Christopher D. Sullivan, US Congressman
* James Sullivan, Massachusetts governor
* Patrick Joseph Sullivan, US Senator
* Timothy Sullivan, US Congressman
* George Taylor, signatory to the Declaration of Independence
* Charles Thomson, secretary to the Continental Congress
* Matthew Thornton, signatory to the Declaration of Independence
* John F. Tierney, US Congressman
* John V. Tunney, US Senator
* Jimmy Walker, New York City mayor
* David I. Walsh, Massachusetts' first Catholic governor
* James T. Walsh, US Congressman
* Patrick Walsh, US Senator
* Thomas W. Ward, Austin mayor
* Thomas J. Whelan, Jersey City mayor
* William Whipple, signatory to the Declaration of Independence
* Kevin White, Boston mayor
* Woodrow Wilson, US President, of Scots-Irish background.

Footnotes

John McCain US Senator and two time Presidential candidate

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