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Cearbhall O Dalaigh

Born: 12 February 1911     Died: 21 March 1978    Age: 67 years 1 month 9 days
Born in Bray, County Wicklow. Educated at Scoil na Leanbh, An Rinn, County Waterford, Synge Street Christian Brothers School, Dublin, University College, Dublin and Kings Inns. Irish language editor of the "Irish Press" (1931-40). Called to the Bar in 1934 and to the Inner Bar in 1945. Attorney General (1946-48 and 1951-53). Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court in 1953 and Chief Justice (1961-73). Following Ireland's accession to the European Community, became Judge at the European Court of Justice 1973; appointed President of the First Chamber of the Court in 1974. President of Ireland (1974-76). Resigned from office 22 October 1976.

 Date    Election    Party    Status    Constituency    Seat    Count    Votes    Share    Quota 

 1948     13th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Not Elected     Dublin South West              2,476     6.25%     
 1951     14th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Not Elected     Dublin South West              2,682     6.39%     
 1974     President      Non party/Independent lozenge    Elected     Ireland    1     1      Unopposed   

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