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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)

 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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