Liam Cosgrave

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Liam Cosgrave
Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave-Patricks Day 1976.jpg
Taoiseach
In office
14 March 1973 – 5 July 1977
TánaisteBrendan Corish
Preceded byJack Lynch
Succeeded byJack Lynch
Leader of the Opposition
In office
21 April 1965 – 14 March 1973
Preceded byJames Dillon
Succeeded byJack Lynch
Leader of Fine Gael
In office
21 April 1965 – 1 July 1977
Preceded byJames Dillon
Succeeded byGarret FitzGerald
Minister for External Affairs
In office
2 June 1954 – 20 March 1957
Preceded byFrank Aiken
Succeeded byFrank Aiken
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Commerce
In office
18 February 1948 – 13 June 1951
Preceded byNew office
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Government Chief Whip
In office
18 February 1948 – 13 June 1951
Preceded byÉamonn Kissane
Succeeded byDonnchadh Ó Briain
Personal details
Born(1920-04-13)13 April 1920
Dublin, Ireland
Died4 October 2017(2017-10-04) (aged 97)
Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Vera Osborne
RelationsWilliam T. Cosgrave (father)
ChildrenMary
Liam
Ciaran
Alma materKing's Inns
OccupationBarrister
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Liam Cosgrave (13 April 1920 – 4 October 2017) was an Irish politician. Cosgrave served as Prime Minister of Ireland (1973–77) and as Leader of Fine Gael (1965–77). He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1943 to 1981.[1]

Cosgrave died in Dublin on 4 October 2017 at the age of 97, after a long illness.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mr. Liam Cosgrave". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  2. "Liam Cosgrave, former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader, dies aged 97". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2017-10-04.