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Éamon de Valera
Eamon de Valera c 1922-30
Office 3rd President of Ireland
Term 25 June 1959 – 24 June 1973
Preceded by Seán T. O'Kelly
Succeeded by Erskine H. Childers
Office Taoiseach
Term 13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
Preceded by Himself as President of the Executive Council
Succeeded by John A. Costello
Preceded by John A. Costello
Succeeded by John A. Costello
Term 20 March 1957 – 23 June 1959
Preceded by John A. Costello
Succeeded by Seán Lemass
Office President of the Executive Council
Term 9 March 1932 – 29 December 1937
Preceded by W. T. Cosgrave
Succeeded by Himself as Taoiseach
Office President of the Irish Republic
Term 26 August 1921 – 9 January 1922
Preceded by Himself as President of Dáil Éireann
Succeeded by Arthur Griffith
Office President of Dáil Éireann
Term 1 April 1919 – 26 August 1921
Preceded by Cathal Brugha
Succeeded by Himself as President of the Republic
Office Teachta Dála
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Seán Ó Ceallaigh
Constituency Clare East
Term December 1918 – July 1922
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency East Clare
Term 1917 – 1922
Preceded by Willie Redmond
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born 14 October 1882
New York City, United States
Died 29 August 1975 (aged 92)
Dublin, Ireland
Party Fianna Fáil (1926–59)
Other political
affiliations
Cumann na Poblachta (1922–23)
Sinn Féin (1916–22, 1923–26)
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Sinéad de Valera (1910–75)
Children Vivion
Máirín
Éamon
Brian
Rúaidhrí
Emer
Terence
Profession Teacher
Religion Roman Catholic
Signature Éamon de Valera Signature 2

Éamon de Valera (14 October 1882 – 29 August 1975) was one of the dominant political figures in twentieth-century Ireland. His political career spanned over half a century, from 1917 to 1973; he served multiple terms as head of government and head of state. He also led the introduction of the Constitution of Ireland.

Early lifeEdit

De Valera was born on 14 October 1882 and died on 29 August 1975. He was born in New York City.

DeathEdit

Éamon de Valera died in Linden Convalescent Home, Blackrock, County Dublin on 29 August 1975 aged 92. His wife, Sinéad de Valera, four years his senior, had died the previous January, on the eve of their 65th wedding anniversary. He is buried in Dublin's Glasnevin Cemetery.

New office Leader of Fianna Fáil
1926–1959
Succeeded by
Seán Lemass
New office Taoiseach
1937–1948
Succeeded by
John A. Costello
Preceded by
John A. Costello
Taoiseach
1951–1954
Succeeded by
John A. Costello
Preceded by
John A. Costello
Taoiseach
1957–1959
Succeeded by
Seán Lemass
Preceded by
Seán T. O'Kelly
President of Ireland
1959–1973
Succeeded by
Erskine H. Childers