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  • James Francis Byrnes (1882 - 1972)
    James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972) was an American politician from the state of South Carolina. During his career, Byrnes served as a U.S. Representative (1911–1925), a U....
  • Mathew See (c.1660 - c.1735)
    Founder of the Irish branch of the Seay family in America. This branch of the Seay family originates from the O'Shea family of Ireland. The O'Shea family of Ireland originates from the Gaelic O'Seaghdh...
  • Dean Charles O'Banion (1892 - 1924)
    Irish-American Gangster. He was the head of the North Side Gang in Chicago during the bootlegging wars of the 1920s. Until his death he was the leader of the gang that was the chief rival of the So...
  • Katherine Spillane (1890 - d.)
  • William Joseph Healy (1899 - 1987)

Irish Americans

Irish Americans are citizens of the United States who can trace their ancestry to Ireland. A total of 36,278,332 Americans—estimated at 11.9% of the total populationreported Irish ancestry in the 2008 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.Roughly another 3.5 million (or about another 1.2% of Americans) identified more specifically with Scotch-Irish ancestry.

The only self-reported ancestral group larger than Irish Americans is German Americans.The Irish are widely dispersed in terms of geography, and demographics. Irish American political leaders have played a major role in local and national politics since before the American Revolutionary War: eight Irish Americans signed the United States Declaration of Independence, and 22 American Presidents, from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama, have been at least partly of Irish ancestry

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