Seán Lemass

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Seán Lemass
Seán Lemass circa 1932.png
Lemass in 1932
4th Taoiseach
In office
23 June 1959 – 10 November 1966
PresidentÉamon de Valera
TánaisteSeán MacEntee
Frank Aiken
Preceded byÉamon de Valera
Succeeded byJack Lynch
Leader of Fianna Fáil
In office
23 June 1959 – 10 November 1966
Preceded byÉamon de Valera
Succeeded byJack Lynch
Tánaiste
In office
20 March 1957 – 23 June 1959
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byWilliam Norton
Succeeded bySeán MacEntee
In office
13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byWilliam Norton
Succeeded byWilliam Norton
In office
14 June 1945 – 18 February 1948
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded bySeán T. O'Kelly
Succeeded byWilliam Norton
Minister for Industry and Commerce
In office
20 March 1957 – 23 June 1959
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byWilliam Norton
Succeeded byJack Lynch
In office
13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byThomas F. O'Higgins
Succeeded byWilliam Norton
In office
18 August 1941 – 18 February 1948
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded bySeán MacEntee
Succeeded byDaniel Morrissey
In office
9 March 1932 – 16 September 1939
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byPatrick McGilligan
Succeeded bySeán MacEntee
Minister for Supplies
In office
8 September 1939 – 31 July 1945
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byNew office
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1948 – June 1969
ConstituencyDublin South-Central
In office
November 1924 – February 1948
ConstituencyDublin South
Personal details
Born
John Francis Lemass

(1899-07-15)15 July 1899
Ballybrack, Dublin, Ireland
Died11 May 1971(1971-05-11) (aged 71)
Phibsborough, Dublin, Ireland
Resting placeDeansgrange, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Kathleen Hughes
(m. 1924; d. 1971)
Relations
Children4, including Maureen and Noel
Parents
  • John Lemass
  • Frances Lemass
EducationO'Connell School
Alma materUniversity College Cork

Seán Francis Lemass (born John Francis Lemass; 15 July 1899 – 11 May 1971) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1959 to 1966. He was Tánaiste from 1957 to 1959, 1951 to 1954 and 1945 to 1948, Minister for Industry and Commerce from 1957 to 1959, 1951 to 1954, 1945 to 1949 and 1932 to 1939 and Minister for Supplies from 1939 to 1945. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1924 to 1969.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Seán F. Lemass". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 June 2009.