John Aloysius Blake

John Aloysius Blake (1826 22 May 1887) was an Irish nationalist politician and Member of Parliament. He sat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for Waterford County, Waterford City and Carlow County.[1]

Blake was elected for Waterford City in 1857 and remained as member for that constituency until 1869; from 1880 to 1884 he was member for County Waterford; and in 1886 he was elected unopposed for County Carlow, in a by-election and held the seat, again unopposed, in the general election later that year.[1]

Described as 'one of the most moderate members of the Irish Nationalist party", Blake was chairman of the Fishery Harbours Commission for Ireland. He took an interest in issues of mental health, and wrote pamphlets urging improvements in the treatment of the mentally ill.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 The Times, 24 May 1887.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Meagher
Michael D. Hassard
Member of Parliament for Waterford City
1857 1869
With: Michael D. Hassard to 1865
Sir Henry Barron, Bt 1865–68
James Delahunty from 1868
Succeeded by
James Delahunty
Sir Henry Barron, Bt
Preceded by
Lord Charles Beresford
James Delahunty
Member of Parliament for County Waterford
1880 1884
With: Henry Villiers-Stuart
Succeeded by
Henry Villiers-Stuart
Patrick Joseph Power
Preceded by
Edmund Dwyer Gray
Member of Parliament for Carlow County
Succeeded by
James Patrick Mahon

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