John McCann (Irish politician)

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John McCann (17 June 1905 – 23 February 1980) was an Irish politician, author and journalist. McCann stood unsuccessfully for election at the 1937 and 1938 general elections. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) at the Dublin South by-election held on 6 June 1939.[1]

The by-election was caused by the death of James Beckett of Fine Gael. McCann was re-elected at each general election until he lost his seat at the 1954 general election.[2] He served as Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1947–48 and 1964–65.


He was the father of actor Donal McCann.[3]


  1. ^ "Mr. John McCann". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 28 February 2009.
  2. ^ "John McCann". Retrieved 28 February 2009.
  3. ^ Dixon, Stephen. Obituary: Donal McCann, The Guardian, 20 July 1999.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Peadar Doyle
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by
Patrick Cahill
Preceded by
Seán Moore
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by
Eugene Timmons