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Eamon de Valera

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Born: 14 October 1882     Died: 29 August 1975    Age: 92 years 10 months 15 days
Born in New York and reared in Bruree, County Limerick. Educated Christian Brothers Schools, Rathluirc, Co. Cork, Blackrock College, Dublin and Royal University of Ireland. Teacher and university lecturer. Joined the Gaelic League in 1908. Commandant of the Irish Volunteers at Bolands Mills during the Easter Rising of 1916. Sentenced to death for his part in insurrection; sentence commuted to penal servitude for life; released June 1917. In 1917 elected MP for East Clare. Represented Clare in Dail Eireann (1918-1959). Chosen as President of Dail Eireann 1919. Arrested in 1918, he escaped from Lincoln Jail in 1919. In USA (1919-21) to seek support, recognition and funds for the Irish Repubic. Rejected Articles of Agreement for Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921. Imprisoned in Dublin (1923) and Belfast (1924). Rejected oath of allegiance required for admission to Dail and pursued abstentionist policy up to 1927. Founded Fianna Fail (the Republican Party ) in 1926; with his colleagues in Fianna Fail took his Dail seat after the general election of June 1927. In 1931 founded the "Irish Press" newspaper. Following the general election of 1932, with the support of the Labour Party, he formed his first Government. President of the Council of the League of Nations 1932 and of the Assembly of the League 1938. Introduced new Constitution of Ireland ("Bunreacht na hEireann") which was approved by plebiscite in 1937. Maintained a policy of neutrality during World War II. Taoiseach and Minister for External Affairs (1937-48), Minister for Education (1937-40) and Taoiseach (1951-54 and 1957-59). President of Ireland (1959-73).

Relatives: Vivion de Valera (Son), Eamon O Cuiv (Grandson), Sile de Valera (Granddaughter)

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 Date    Election    Party    Status    Constituency    Seat    Count    Votes    Share    Quota 

 1922     3rd Dail      Anti-Treaty Sinn Fein lozenge    Elected     Clare    2     1      Unopposed   
  29 December 1937     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Taoiseach 
  9 March 1932     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    President of the Executive Council 
  18 February 1948     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Taoiseach 
  2 June 1954     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Taoiseach 
  13 June 1951     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Taoiseach 
  23 June 1959     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Taoiseach 
  20 March 1957     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Taoiseach 
  21 July 1937     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Minister for External Affairs 
  18 February 1948     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Minister for External Affairs 
  26 March 1926     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Elected    Party Leader 
  23 June 1959     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Party Leader 
  29 December 1937     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    President of the Executive Council 
 Jun 1927     5th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          13,029     33.80%     
 Sep 1927     6th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          13,902     34.30%     
 1932     7th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          12,504     30.21%     
 1933     8th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          18,574     42.07%     
 1937     9th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          14,012     28.57%     
 1938     10th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          14,723     29.69%     
 1943     11th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          14,961     30.92%     
 1944     12th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          14,200     31.84%     
 1948     13th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          12,574     30.29%     
 1951     14th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    1          13,850     33.39%     
 1954     15th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    2          12,679     31.30%     
 1957     16th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    2          16,159     44.77%     
 1959     President      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Ireland    1     1      538,003     56.30%     1.13 
 1966     President      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Ireland    1     1      558,861     50.48%     1.01 
 1923     4th Dail      Republican lozenge    Elected     Clare    1     1      17,762     45.03%     2.70 
 1918     1st Dail      Sinn Fein lozenge    Not Elected     Belfast Falls         (1)      3,245     27.66%     0.55 
 1918     1st Dail      Sinn Fein lozenge    Elected     Clare East    1     1      Unopposed   
 1918     1st Dail      Sinn Fein lozenge    Not Elected     Down South         (1)      33     0.22%     0.00 
 1918     1st Dail      Sinn Fein lozenge    Elected     Mayo East    1     1      8,975     66.54%     1.33 
 1921     2nd Dail      Sinn Fein lozenge    Elected     Clare    2     1      Unopposed   

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