Thomas Power O'Connor(1848-1929), Journalist and politician; MP for Galway Borough and Liverpool
Sitter in 21 portraits
In 1867, he began as a reporter on the staff of Saunders's Newsletter, a Dublin paper, before moving to London as sub-editor of the Daily Telegraph. After spending some years as a freelance journalist, he was elected MP in the 1880 general election; he remained in parliament for nearly fifty years until his death. For much of his time there, he wrote a nightly sketch of proceedings for the Pall Mall Gazette. O'Connor founded and was the first editor of several newspapers and journals: the Star (1887), the Weekly Sun (1891), the Sun (1893), M.A.P. and T.P.'s Weekly (1902). He was appointed the first President of the Board of Film Censors in 1917.
by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 November 1890
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