Father of the House

"Tay Pay" O'Connor (T. P. O'Connor), Father of the House of Commons, was entertained to luncheon by party leaders on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The Speaker, on behalf of the members of Parliament, presented him with an old French gold snuff box filled with snuff and the original of the caricature of himself by " Spy."

Thomas Power O'Connor is an Irishman, was born on Oct. 5, 1848, and was educated at the College of the Immaculate Conception, Athlone, and at Queen's College, Galway, where he took...

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