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His political career spanned over half a century, from 1. He also led the introduction of the Constitution of Ireland. His political creed evolved from militant republicanism to social and cultural conservatism. Biographer Tim Pat Coogan sees his time in power as being characterised by economic and cultural stagnation, while Diarmaid Ferriter argues that the stereotype of de Valera as an austere, cold and even backward figure was largely manufactured in the 1. His parents were reportedly married on 1. September 1. 88. 1 at St.
Patrick's Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, but archivists have not located any such marriage certificate or any birth, baptismal, or death certificate information for anyone called Juan Vivion de Valera (nor for . On de Valera's original birth certificate, his name is given as George de Valero and his father is listed as Vivion de Valero. Although he was known as Edward de Valera before 1. Edward and his father's surname given as . Even when his mother married a new husband in the mid- 1.
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Elizabeth Coll, her son Patrick and her daughter Hannie, in County Limerick. He was educated locally at Bruree National School, County Limerick and C. B. S. Charleville, County Cork. Aged sixteen, he won a scholarship. He was not successful in enrolling at two colleges in Limerick, but was accepted at Blackrock College, Dublin at the instigation of his local curate.
De Valera went on to play for the Munster rugby team around 1. He remained a lifelong devotee of rugby, attending numerous international matches up to and towards the end of his life despite near blindness. He told the British Ambassador in 1.
He also won further scholarships and exhibitions and in 1. Rockwell College, County Tipperary.
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He then studied for a year at Trinity College Dublin but, owing to the necessity of earning a living, did not proceed further and returned to teaching, this time at Belvedere College. His applications for professorships in colleges of the National University of Ireland were unsuccessful, but he obtained a part- time appointment at Maynooth and also taught mathematics at various Dublin schools, including Castleknock College (1. As late as 1. 90. President of Clonliffe Seminary in Dublin for advice on his vocation.
His biographer, Tim Pat Coogan, speculated that questions surrounding de Valera's legitimacy may have been a deciding factor in his not entering religious life. Being illegitimate would have been a bar to receiving priestly orders, but not to becoming a lay member of a religious order. In 1. 90. 8 he joined the .
They were married on 8 January 1. St Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin. De Valera fathered five sons: Vivion (1. Brian de Valera predeceased his parents. Early political activity. After the outbreak of World War I in August 1.
Valera rose through the ranks and it was not long before he was elected captain of the Donnybrook company. Preparations were pushed ahead for an armed revolt, and he was made commandant of the Third Battalion and adjutant of the Dublin Brigade. He took part in the Howth gun- running.
He opposed secret societies but this was the only way he could be guaranteed full information on plans for the Rising. Forces commanded by de Valera occupied Boland's Mill. His chief task was to cover the southeastern approaches to the city. After a week of fighting the order came from P. De Valera was court- martialled, convicted, and sentenced to death, but the sentence was immediately commuted to penal servitude for life.
De Valera was the only commandant of a battalion who was not executed. First, he was one of the last to surrender and he was held in a different prison from other leaders, thus his execution was delayed by practicalities.
Second, the US Consulate in Dublin made representations before his trial (i. United States citizen and if so, how would the United States react to the execution of one of its citizens?) while the full legal situation was clarified. The UK was trying to bring the US into the war in Europe at the time, this made the situation even more uncertain, though this did not prevent the execution of Tom Clarke who had been a naturalised American citizen since 1.
I haven't heard of him before. I wonder would he be likely to make trouble in the future? Asquith that only two more were to be executed, Se. His late trial, representations made by the American Consulate, his lack of Fenian background and political pressure all combined to save his life, though had he been tried a week earlier he would probably have been shot. His supporters claim he showed leadership skills and a capacity for meticulous planning. His detractors claim he suffered a nervous breakdown during the Rising. According to accounts from 1.
Valera was seen running about, giving conflicting orders, refusing to sleep and on one occasion, having forgotten the password, almost getting himself shot in the dark by his own men. According to one account, de Valera, on being forced to sleep by one subordinate who promised to sit beside him and wake him if he was needed, suddenly woke up, his eyes ! Set fire to the railway! He also threatened to sue the doctor, future Fine Gael. Teachta D. Tom O'Higgins, if he ever repeated the story. Jordan, writes of this controversy, . On 1. 0 July 1. 91.
House of Commons for East Clare (the constituency which he represented until 1. Willie Redmond, brother of the Irish Party Leader John Redmond who had died fighting in World War I. In the 1. 91. 8 general election he was elected both for that seat and Mayo East. This party became the political vehicle through which the survivors of the Easter Rising channeled their republican ethos and objectives. The previous president of Sinn F.
This solution would, mutatis mutandis, emulate the situation following the Constitution of 1. Henry Grattan, until Ireland was legislatively subsumed into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1. Sinn F. They won 7.
Irish seats, with about 4. On 2. 1 January 1. Sinn F. A ministry or Aireacht was formed, under the leadership of the Pr. De Valera had been re- arrested in May 1. January session of the D. He escaped from Lincoln Gaol, England in February 1. As a result he replaced Brugha as Pr.
O'Kelly was sent as envoy to Paris to present the Irish case to the Peace Conference convened by the great powers at the end of World War I. When it became clear by May 1. Valera decided to visit the United States.
The mission had three objectives: to ask for official recognition of the Irish Republic, to float a loan to finance the work of the Government (and by extension, the Irish Republican Army), and to secure the support of the American people for the republic. His visit lasted from June 1.
December 1. 92. 0 and had mixed success. One negative outcome was the splitting of the Irish- American organisations into pro- and anti- de Valera factions.
He also had difficulties with various Irish- American leaders, such as John Devoy and Judge Daniel F. Cohalan, who resented the dominant position he established, preferring to retain their control over Irish affairs in the United States. Meanwhile in Ireland, conflict between the British authorities and the D. De Valera left day- to- day government, during his eighteen- month absence in America, to Michael Collins, his 2. Minister for Finance. De Valera and Collins would later become opponents during the Irish Civil War. This they strongly opposed, and de Valera relented, issuing a statement expressing support for the IRA, and claimed it was fully under the control of the D.
He then, along with Cathal Brugha and Austin Stack, brought pressure to bear on Michael Collins to undertake a journey to the U. S. Collins successfully resisted this move, and stayed in Ireland. In the elections of May 1.
Southern Ireland were returned unopposed, and Sinn F. Following the Truce of July 1. Valera went to see David Lloyd George in London on 1. July. No agreement was reached, and by then the parliament of Northern Ireland had already met. It became clear that neither a republic, nor independence for all 3. Lloyd George told de Valera he could .
Declaring himself now the Irish equivalent of King George V, he argued that as Irish head of state, in the absence of the British head of state from the negotiations, he too should not attend the peace conference called the Treaty Negotiations (October. It is generally agreed by historians that whatever his motives, it was a mistake for de Valera not to have travelled to London. Nationalists expected its report to recommend that largely nationalist areas become part of the Free State, and many hoped this would make Northern Ireland so small it would not be economically viable. A Council of Ireland was also provided in the Treaty as a model for an eventual all- Irish parliament. Hence neither the pro- nor anti- Treaty sides made much complaint about partition in the Treaty Debates.
Anglo- Irish Treaty. The Irish Treaty delegates Arthur Griffith, Robert Barton, and Michael Collins supported by Robert Erskine Childers as Secretary General set up their delegation headquarters at 2.
Hans Place in Knightsbridge. It was there, at 1. December 1. 92. 1, that the decision was made to recommend the Treaty to D.
His opponents claimed that he had refused to join the negotiations because he knew what the outcome would be and did not wish to receive the blame. De Valera claimed that he had not gone to the treaty negotiations because he would be better able to control the extremists at home, and that his absence would allow leverage for the plenipotentiaries to refer back to him and not be pressured into any agreements. Because of the secret instructions given to the plenipotentiaries, he reacted to news of the signing of the Treaty not with anger at its contents (which he refused even to read when offered a newspaper report of its contents), but with anger over the fact that they had not consulted with him, their president, before signing. His ideal drafts, presented to a secret session of the D.