Sir Henry Mulholland, 1st Baronet

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Sir Henry George Hill Mulholland, 1st Baronet, PC (20 December 1888 – 5 March 1971) was a Northern Ireland politician.

Mulholland was the third son of Henry Lyle Mulholland, 2nd Baron Dunleath, and Norah Louisa Fanny Ward. He was a good cricketer at Cambridge University where he won a Blue for cricket in three seasons from 1911 to 1913, and he also played a first-class match for Ireland against Scotland in 1911.[1]

He was a member of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland for Down and was Assistant Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Assistant Whip from 1925 until 1929,[2] after which he served as Speaker of the House. He was admitted to the Privy Council of Northern Ireland in 1930 and in 1945 he was created a Baronet, of Ballyscullion Park in the County of Londonderry.

Mulholland married Sheelah Brooke (1895-1982), daughter of Sir Arthur Brooke, 4th Baronet, and sister of Basil Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. He died in March 1971, aged 82, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Michael, who in 1993 succeeded his cousin as fifth Baron Dunleath.

References

  1. Gerard Siggins (2005), Green Days: Cricket in Ireland 1792-2005. Dublin:Nonsuch Publishing.
  2. The Government of Northern Ireland
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
New constituency
Member of Parliament for Ards
1929–1945
Succeeded by
Robert Perceval-Maxwell
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Henry Burn
Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance
1925–1929
Succeeded by
Sir Basil Brooke
Preceded by
Hon. Hugh O'Neill
Speaker of the Northern Ireland House of Commons
1929–1945
Succeeded by
Sir Norman Stronge
Party political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Henry Burn
Unionist Assistant Whip
1925–1929
Succeeded by
Sir Basil Brooke
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Ballyscullion Park)
1945–1971
Succeeded by
Michael Henry Mulholland
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Dudley McCorkell
Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry
1960–1965
Succeeded by
Michael McCorkell