William “Captain Bill” Sheehan

William “Captain Bill” Sheehan

“Captain Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, is a lifelong resident of the Hackensack River area, having lived most of his life in Union City and Secaucus, New Jersey. He is a dedicated, active conservationist who founded Hackensack Riverkeeper in 1997 and serves as the organization’s Executive Director. Captain Bill, as he is known to most people, holds a Master of Inland Waterways license from the US Coast Guard.”…

William “Captain Bill” Sheehan

Billy Sheehan – bassist

William “Billy” Sheehan (born March 19, 1953 in Buffalo, New York) is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs. Sheehan has won the “Best Rock Bass Player” readers’ poll from Guitar Player Magazine five times for his “lead bass” playing style.[1] Sheehan’s repertoire includes the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right-hand “three-finger picking” technique and controlled feedback.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Sheehan

Peter Sheehan Diabetes Care Foundation

Peter Sheehan Diabetes Care Foundation

 

“The Peter Sheehan Diabetes Care Foundation (PSDCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been created with the goal of reducing the global incidence of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), while improving the lives of those already affected by the disease. Inspired by the work of the late Dr. Peter Sheehan, PSDCF seeks to improve T2D care and prevention for at-risk populations, educate communities to prevent onset of T2D and the complications, and organize forums for scientific ideas exchange to further the understanding of T2D.

PSDCF is passionate about taking on the global T2D epidemic by empowering communities with the necessary tools to manage and improve their health. We are in an increasingly connected world in which we can all readily benefit from advances in clinical technologies, evidence-based health data analytics, and improved communication between the patient and their care team. T2D is a complex disease that can lead to further health complications if left uncontrolled. Nevertheless, with proper course of action, T2D and its complications are preventable and manageable.”

 

http://www.psdcfoundation.org/

Maj.Patrick Sheahan – UN Peacekeeping

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, ET AL. v. SHEEHAN

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, ET AL. v. SHEEHAN

CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT No. 13–1412. Argued March 23, 2015—Decided May 18, 2015

supremecourt opinions

 

Sheehan, James Michael (1885–1967) by Paul Strangio

February 18, 2016 Leave a comment

James Michael Sheehan (1885-1967), trade unionist and politician, was born on 24 July 1885 at Clinkers Hill, Castlemaine, Victoria, eldest of six children of Michael Sheehan, a blacksmith from Ireland, and his second wife Ellen, née Ferminger, who was born in Victoria. Jimmy attended St Mary’s Catholic School, Castlemaine, until the age of 13 when he obtained a job with the Victorian Railways. As a young man he helped to establish the local branch of the Rural Workers’ Union of Australia.

In 1910 Sheehan left Castlemaine. After being briefly employed by the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission at Nyah, he went to Melbourne and resumed work with the railways. He was elected to the council of the Victorian Railways Union in 1915. Joining the Victorian Socialist Party, he moved in the same political and ideological circles as Frank Hyett, Robert Ross, John Curtin and John Cain. He and Cain became close friends. Sheehan shared Hyett’s and Curtin’s passion for sport, and was later president of the Richmond District Cricket Club and vice-president (1940-67) of the Richmond Football Club. A regular speaker for the V.S.P., he was involved—’up to his ears’—in the anti-conscription campaigns of 1916-17.

Following Hyett’s death in 1919, Sheehan was appointed a V.R.U. organizer. A vigorous advocate of industrial unionism, he played an important part in founding the Australian Railways Union in 1920. He retained his role in the State branch of the A.R.U. and was said to be ‘the most travelled union organiser in Victoria’. In 1931 he stood unsuccessfully for the Senate as an Australian Labor Party candidate. On 12 July 1938 he achieved his long-cherished ambition when the Victorian parliament chose him to fill a casual vacancy in the Senate. Defeated at the 1940 elections, he was returned to the Upper House in 1943 and was to serve continuously until his retirement on 30 June 1962. He led the Australian delegation to the first session of the International Labour Organization’s inland transport committee, held in London in 1945, and revisited that city in 1961 to attend the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s conference.

President (1940-41) of the A.L.P.’s Victorian branch and a member from time to time of the party’s central executive, Sheehan maintained close links with the A.R.U. and the broader industrial labour movement. In 1943-44 he presided over the Trades Hall Council in Melbourne. When the Labor Party split in 1955, he took a moderate, non-sectarian line. He had been elected to the Castlemaine Town Council in 1951, joining his youngest sister Nellie (1895-1959) who in 1942 had become the first woman to sit on the Castlemaine Borough Council. Nellie went on to be the municipality’s first female mayor (1954-55). Neither she nor her brother married. When Sheehan served as mayor in 1957-58, she acted as mayoress.

Sheehan died on 10 April 1967 in his home at Clinkers Hill and was buried with Catholic rites in Castlemaine cemetery. A skilful orator who expressed his views forcefully, but without rancour, he was known in the labour movement as ‘genial Jimmy’. He was widely liked, not least for his ‘kindly nature’ and ready smile. ‘Mateship’ was his creed; ‘faith in human reason, and effort for mankind’s progress [were] his guides’.

Constable Patrick Sheahan

An article on “The Tragic death of Constable Patrick Sheahan D.M.P” by Tom Donovan (2005)

Patrick Sheahan from Glin, Co. Limerick, served with the Dublin Metropolitan Police, and in May 6th 1905 he was called to an incident as a worker had been overcome by gas in a large sewer while investigating a broken pipe…

article on Patrick Sheahan

You can visit the memorial in Dublin, on Burgh Quay at the junction of Hawkins Street

google maps Hawkins street