He was the son of a farmer at Staplestown, Co. Kildare, and owned several public houses. He married the daughter of a pawnbroker, a Mr White. He was an alderman of Dublin Corporation and Lord Mayor in 1885.
He won the newly created seat of South Kerry in December 1885 general election by more than 20 to 1 over the "Loyalist" candidate, and was re-elected unopposed in 1886. He resigned his seat in September 1887.
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