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Erskine Childers

Erskine Hamilton Childers


Born: 11 December 1905     Died: 17 November 1974    Age: 68 years 11 months 6 days
Born in London; educated at Norfolk and at Trinity College, Cambridge. Worked in Paris (1928-31); advertising manager of the "Irish Press" (1932-36). Secretary of the Federation of Irish Manufacturers (1936-44). Elected to the Dail in 1938. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Local Government and Public Health (1944-47), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Local Government (1947-48) Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (1951-54). Minister for Lands (1957-59), Minister for Transport and Power (1959-66), Minister for Transport and Power and Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (1966-69), Tanaiste and Minister for Health (1969-73). President of Ireland (1973-74). Died in office on 17th November 1974.

Relatives: Robert Erskine Childers (Father), Nessa Maria Vereker Childers (Daughter), Robert Childers Barton (Cousin)

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 Date    Election    Party    Status    Constituency    Seat    Count    Votes    Share    Quota 

 1938     10th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Athlone Longford    3          4,885     16.79%     
 1943     11th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Athlone Longford    2          4,180     14.61%     
 1944     12th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Athlone Longford    3          4,716     17.81%     
 1948     13th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Longford Westmeath    4          5,325     12.79%     
 1951     14th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Longford Westmeath    5          3,702     8.93%     
 1954     15th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Longford Westmeath    4          4,573     10.79%     
 1957     16th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Longford Westmeath    4          5,141     13.17%     
 1961     17th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Monaghan    3          5,643     22.03%     
 1965     18th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Monaghan    2          6,448     25.66%     
 1969     19th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Monaghan    3          5,659     19.81%     
  2 July 1969     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Tanaiste 
 1973     20th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Monaghan    1          8,431     30.24%     
  14 March 1973     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Tanaiste 
 1973     President      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Ireland    1     1      635,867     51.97%     1.04 
  1 June 1973     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Resigned    Constituency TD 

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