Hugh A. Law

Hugh A. Law Hugh Alexander Law (1872 – 1 April 1943) was an Irish nationalist politician. He represented constituencies in County Donegal as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom House of Commons and later as a Teachta Dála (TD) in Dáil Éireann.

A barrister, Law was the second son of Hugh Law. He was returned as an Irish Parliamentary Party member of the Westminster parliament for Donegal West at an unopposed by-election in April 1902and was unopposed at successive general elections until he stood down at the 1918 general election, when the seat was won by Joseph Sweeney of Sinn Féin.

At the 1923 Irish general election he was an unsuccessful Farmers’ Party candidate for the 5th Dáil in the Donegal constituency. He stood again as a Cumann na nGaedheal candidate at the June 1927 general election and was elected to the 6th Dáil. Law was re-elected at the September 1927 general election, but lost his seat at the 1932 general election, and did not stand again. He was a member of the Congested District Board. He lived in Marble Hill House with his wife Lota and family. They would let AE stay in their children’s cubby house built on the grounds, and known as the ‘Fairy House’. Famous visitors to the house included Patrick Pearse, W.B.and Jack Yeats, William Orpen, Percy French, GK Chesterton and Hilliare Belloc.