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Éamon de Valera
Birth: Oct. 14, 1882
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1975
Dublin
County Dublin, Ireland

Irish nationalist of Spanish and Irish descent. Joined the IRB (Fenians) in 1913. Commanded Bolands Mills during the 1916 Easter Rising. Court-marshalled and sentenced to death, but repreived. Elected President of a 'reformed' Sinn Fein in 1917. Rearrested in 1918, escaped from Lincoln Prison(England) in 1919 and elected President of the Frist Dail (Parliament). Visited USA 1919-20, raising a loan of $6m. Opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, and was replaced as President by Arthur Griffith. On the losing side in the ensuing Civil War (during which some think that de Valera connived at the death of Michael Collins. By 1932 de Valera's Fianna Fail party obtained a majority in the Dail, and De Valera became President of the Executive Council. During WW II maintained Irish neutrality and continued a strong anti-IRA policy. Over the next few years was in and out of power before being elected President in 1959 (re-elected 1966). 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Catherine De Valera Coll Wheelwright (1858 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Sinéad Ni Fhlannagáin de Valera (1878 - 1975)
 
 Children:
  Vivion Laurence de Valera (1910 - 1982)*
  Éamon de Valera (1913 - 1986)*
  Brian de Valera (1915 - 1936)*
  Rúaidhrí de Valera (1916 - 1978)*
  Emer Clare Íde de Valera Í Chuív (1918 - 2012)*
  Toírleach de Valera (1922 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glasnevin Cemetery
Dublin
County Dublin, Ireland
 
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Record added: Dec 09, 1998
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