Members of the 2nd Seanad
This is a list of the members of the 2nd Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in March 1938 and served until the close of poll for the 3rd Seanad in July 1938.
Composition of the 2nd Seanad
The Free State Seanad was elected in stages and thus considered to be in permanent session. However, as a gesture of continuity with its Free State predecessor, the first Seanad elected after 1937 is numbered as the "Second Seanad". The Free State Senate, despite the occurrence of five senatorial elections before its abolition, is considered to have been a single 'Seanad' for the duration of its existence and is thus referred for that whole period as the "First Seanad".
The following table shows the composition by party when the 2nd Seanad first met on 27 April 1938.
|Administrative Panel||Agricultural Panel||Cultural and Educational Panel||Industrial and Commercial Panel||Labour Panel||National University of Ireland||University of Dublin||Nominated by the Taoiseach||Total|
- Note: The figure above do not add up due to the Senators whose political affiliations are currently unknown.
List of senators
- Note: The entries for Senators who were elected or appointed to fill vacancies are shown in italics
|27 April 1938||Agricultural Panel||Fianna Fáil||Seán Gibbons elected as Cathaoirleach|
|4 May 1938||Nominated by the Taoiseach||Independent||Douglas Hyde elected as President of Ireland|
|10 May 1938||Nominated by the Taoiseach||Patrick Keohane nominated to replace Douglas Hyde|
|17 June 1938||Administrative Panel||Fine Gael||Richard Mulcahy elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1938 general election|
- "2nd Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 November 2009.