Seán Francis Lemass (1899 - 1971)

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Birthplace: Ballybrack, Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Managed by: Anne-Marie Healy-Kalishoek (C)
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Seán Francis Lemass

One of the most prominent Irish politicians of the 20th century. He served as Taoiseach (Prime Minister) from 1959 until 1966.

A veteran of the 1916 Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War, Lemass was first elected as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South constituency in a by-election on 18 November 1924 and was returned at each election until the constituency was abolished in 1948, when he was re-elected for Dublin South–Central until his retirement in 1969. He was a founder-member of Fianna Fáil in 1926, and served as Minister for Industry and Commerce, Minister for Supplies and Tánaiste in successive Fianna Fáil governments.

Lemass is widely regarded as the father of modern Ireland, primarily due to his efforts in facilitating industrial growth, bringing foreign direct investment into the country, and forging permanent links between Ireland and the European community.

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Seán Lemass's Timeline

July 15, 1899
Ballybrack, Dublin, Ireland
August 24, 1924
Age 25
Holy Name, Ranelagh, Dublin.
Age 27
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
February 14, 1929
Age 29
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Age 32
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
May 11, 1971
Age 71
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Deansgrange , Blakrock, Dublin, Ireland