The Times/1928/Obituary/Thomas Macgregor Greer

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Obituary: Thomas Macgregor Greer  (1928) 
Author:Thomas Greer (1853-1928)

Source: Obituaries. The Times, Wednesday, Feb 22, 1928; Issue 44823; pg. 19; col E — Mr. T. M. Greer.

Mr. T. M. Greer

Mr. Thomas Macgregor Greer, who died at Bournemouth on Sunday at the age of 75, was a well-known figure in the North of Ireland, a member of the Senate, and a Deputy-Lieutenant for Co. Antrim. He was born in Dublin on January 31, 1853. His father, Samuel McCurdy Greer, was a prominent member of the Irish Bar, at one time M.P. for Co. Derry. and Recorder of Londonderry, and later County Court Judge for Leitrim and Roscommon. His mother was a daughter of James McCrone,. Crown Agent for the Isle of Man. He was educated at Coleraine and Trinity College, Dublin, where he took a distinguished degree. He was admitted a solicitor in 1875 and, with offices at Ballymoney, built up a large practice in the North of Ireland, from which he retired seven years ago. He was formerly a delegate for Ulster to the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, Convenor of Tenures and Trusts Committee of the General Assembly of the Irish Presbyterian Church, and for over 20 years solicitor to the Antrim County Council. On the formation of the Northern Irish Parliament he was elected a member of the Senate, and was one of the members of that body chosen to represent Northern Ireland in the abortive Council of Ireland provided for in the Government of Ireland Act. He married in 1880, Margaret, daughter of the late Sir Charles Reed, M.P., first chairman of the London School Board. She survives him. His only son Lieutenant Kenneth Greer, Irish Guards, was killed on the Somme in 1916; his only surviving daughter is the wife of Sir Ernest Gowers.

The funeral will be at Ballymoney to-day at 11.30.

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