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Dr Douglas Hyde

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Born: 17 January 1860     Died: 12 July 1949    Age: 89 years 5 months 25 days
Born in Sligo, he was reared in Frenchpark, County Roscommon. Educated Trinity College, Dublin. A renowned Gaelic scholar, he played a leading role in the revival of the Irish language; he was co-founder of the Gaelic League in 1893. He was a distinguished author, playwright and poet, publishing works in English and in Irish, the latter under the name "An Craoibhin Aoibhinn". Professor of Modern Irish at the National University (1909 - 32) and Dean of the Faculty of Celtic Studies. Member of the Senate of the National University of Ireland (1909-19). Chairman of the Irish Folklore Institute (1930-34). Member of Seanad Eireann (1925-38). President of Ireland (1938-45).

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Address: Frenchpark, Co Roscommon

 Date    Election    Party    Status    Constituency    Seat    Count    Votes    Share    Quota 

 1938     President      Non party/Independent lozenge    Elected     Ireland    1     1      Unopposed   

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