De Valera[dev′ə ler′ə, -lir′-]
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De Valera, Eamon 1882-1975; Ir. statesman, born in U.S.: prime minister of Ireland (1937-48; 1951-54; 1957-59): president (1959-73)
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, Eamon 1882-1975.
American-born Irish political leader who fought in the 1916 Easter Rebellion and was president of Sinn Fein (1918-1926) before becoming three-time prime minister of the Irish Free State and the first president of the Republic of Ireland (1959-1973).