Historical records matching John Devoy
About John Devoy
Irish nationalist. Jailed in England in 1866 for being leader of the Feinian organization. Emigrated to America on his release and founded the Irish-American organization Clan na Gael. Initially supported de Valera in raising funds for Ireland in America, but this turned into rivalry between Clan na Gael and Sinn Fein. Devoy died in poverty in Atlantic City. His remains were later transported to Ireland.