Who's who in DIFP vol VI

This list gives priority to the main Irish ministerial, diplomatic and administrative figures who appear in the text. Key foreign fights have also been identified, but generally in less detail. Minor figures, or people who receive only occasional mention, have been identified in the text in footnotes.
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Aiken, Frank (1898-1983)
TD; educated at Christian Brothers School, Newry; succeeded Liam Lynch as Chief of Staff of the IRA (April 1923) and issued the cease-fire orders which ended the Civil War; Minister for Defence (1932-39); Minister for Lands and Fisheries (June-November 1936); Minister for the Coordination of Defensive Measures (1939-45); Minister for Finance (1945-48); Minister for External Affairs (1951-54 and 1957-69); Minister for Agriculture (March-May 1957); Tánaiste (1965-69).

Andrews, John Miller (1871-1956)
Northern Ireland Minister of Labour (1921-37); Northern Ireland Minister of Finance (1937-40); Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (November 1940-May 1943).

Archer, Colonel Liam (1900-1969)
Director of G2 (Military Intelligence) (1932-41); Assistant Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces (1941-48); Chief of Staff (1948-52).

Avenol, Joseph (1879-1952)
Secretary-General of the League of Nations (1933-40).

Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989)
Nobel Prize winning (1969) Irish writer, poet and dramatist who had settled permanently in Paris prior to the outbreak of the Second World War and who joined the Resistance in 1940.

Bewley, Charles Henry (1888-1969)
Educated at Park House, Winchester and New College, Oxford; called to the Bar in 1914 and to the Inner Bar in 1926; Trade Representative to Germany (1921-23); Minister to the Vatican (1929-33); Minister to Germany (1933-39).

Boland, Frederick H. (1904-1985)
Educated at Merchant Taylor’s School, London, Catholic University School, Dublin, Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare, Trinity College Dublin, King’s Inns, Dublin, Harvard University, University of Chicago and University of North Carolina; entered Department of External Affairs (1929); Junior Administrative Officer (1930-31); First Secretary, Paris Legation (1932-34); Head of the League of Nations Section of the Department of External Affairs (1934-36); Principal Officer in charge of foreign trade section, Department of Industry and Commerce (1936-38); Assistant Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1938-46); Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1946-50); Ambassador to Great Britain (1950-55); Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the United Nations (1956-64).

Brennan, Robert (1881-1964)
Educated at Christian Brothers School, Wexford; Sinn Féin Director of Publicity (1918-20); Under-Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs (7 February 1921-21 January 1922); organiser of the Irish Race Conference (Paris, January 1922); anti-Treaty propagandist during the Civil War; General Manager, the Irish Press (1931-34); Secretary, Washington Legation (1934-38); Acting Chargé d’Affaires, Washington (March-September 1938); Minister to the United States of America (1938-47); Director of Broadcasting, Radio Éireann (1947-48).

Chamberlain, Neville (1869-1940)
British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1923-24 and 1931-37); Prime Minister (1937-40); Lord President of the Council (1940).

Churchill, Winston S. (1874-1965)
First Lord of the Admiralty (1939-40); Prime Minister (1940-45); Minister of Defence (1940-45).

Conway, John Mary (1896-1988)
Educated at St Mary’s College, Rathmines, and Belvedere College, Dublin; Department of Defence (1923-30); Department of External Affairs, Dublin (1930-35); Vice Consul, New York (1935-39); Consul, New York (1939); Secretary, High Commission, Ottawa (1939-47); Consul, Chicago (1947-54); Representative to the United Nations (1955-56); Consul General, New York (with personal rank of Minister Plenipotentiary (1959-61)) (1955-61).

Craig, Sir James (later 1st Viscount Craigavon) (1871-1940)
MP (Westminster and (from 1921) Northern Ireland parliaments) (1906-40); leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (1921-40); first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1921-40).

Cremin, Cornelius ‘Con’ (1908-1987)
Educated at St Brendan’s Killarney, University College Cork, and at Athens, Rome, Munich and Oxford; Third Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1935-37); First Secretary, Paris (1937-43); Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Berlin (1943-45); Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Lisbon (1945-46); Counsellor, Headquarters, Dublin (1946-48); Assistant Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1948-50); Minister Plenipotentiary/Ambassador to France (1950-54); Ambassador to the Holy See (1954-56); Ambassador to Britain (1956-58); Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1958-63); Ambassador to Britain (1963-64); Ambassador to the United Nations (1964-74).

Cremins, Francis T. (1885-1975)
Clerical Officer, General Post Office (1900-22); Higher Executive Officer, Publicity Department, Department of External Affairs (1922-25); Higher Executive Officer, Department of Lands and Fisheries (1925-29); Head of League of Nations Section, Department of External Affairs (1929-34); Permanent Representative to the League of Nations (1934-40); Chargé d’Affaires, Berne (1940-49).

Coyne, Thomas (Tommy) (1901-1961)
Educated at Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare, University College Dublin and King’s Inns, Dublin; Private Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs/Justice (1923-29); seconded to the Department of External Affairs (1929-34) and served as Secretary, Holy See Legation (1929-32), and assistant to the Irish Free State Permanent Delegate to the League of Nations (1932-34); Principal Officer, Department of Justice (1934-39); seconded to the Department of Defence for six months; Deputy Controller of censorship (1941-46); Assistant Secretary, Department of Justice (1946-49); Secretary, Department of Justice (1949-61).

Cudahy, John Clarence (1887-1943)
Served in the United States Army during the First World War; Ambassador to Poland (1933-37), United States Minister to Ireland (1937-40); United States Ambassador to Belgium (1940).

de Valera, Eamon (1882-1975)
TD; born in New York, brought to Ireland in 1885 by an uncle; educated at Bruree National School, Co Limerick, Christian Brothers School, Charleville, Co Cork, Blackrock College, Co Dublin, the Royal University of Ireland, Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin; teacher of mathematics at Rockwell College, Co Tipperary, and Blackrock College, Co Dublin; Commandant of the Third Battalion of the Dublin Brigade of the Irish Volunteers during the 1916 Rising; imprisoned in England (1916-17); elected for East Clare (July 1917), elected President of Sinn Féin (October 1917); imprisoned in England (1918-19); returned unopposed for East Clare and elected for East Mayo in the 1918 General Election, also elected for North Down (1921-27) and South Down (1933-38) to the Parliament of Northern Ireland; President of Dáil Éireann (1 April 1919-9 January 1922); whilst in America from 11 June 1919 to 23 December 1920 de Valera referred to this post as ‘President of the Irish Republic’; opposed the Treaty; served with the Third Dublin Brigade of the Republican Forces during the Civil War; announced re-organisation of Sinn Féin (January 1923); arrested by Irish Free State troops and imprisoned (August 1923-July 1924); TD for Clare (1923-59); resigned Presidency of Sinn Féin (March 1926), founder of Fianna Fáil (May 1926); became leader of the opposition in Dáil Éireann (August 1927); President of the Executive Council and Minister for External Affairs (1932-37); President of the Council of the League of Nations and Acting President of the Assembly of the League of Nations (1932-33); Taoiseach and Minister for External Affairs (1937-48); Minister for Education (September 1939-June 1940); Minister for Local Government (August 1941); Taoiseach (1951-54 and 1957-59); President of Ireland (1959-73).

Dobrzyński, Wacław Tadeusz (1887-1962)
Polish Consul General in Dublin (1929-54).

Dulanty, John W. (1881-1955)
Born in Liverpool; educated at St Mary’s School Failsworth, and Manchester University; joined British Civil Service (1914); successively Examiner, Board of Education, and Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Munitions; Assistant Secretary to the Treasury (1918); awarded CB and CBE; Managing Director of Peter Jones Ltd (1919-26); Irish Trade Commissioner in London (1926-30); Irish High Commissioner in London (1930-49); Ambassador to Britain (1950).

Eden, Anthony(1897-1977)
British Conservative politician; Minister for League of Nations Affairs (1935); Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1935-38); Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (1939-40); Secretary of State for War (1940); Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1940-45 and 1951-55); Prime Minister (1955-57).

Ferguson, Robert Campbell (1880-1945)
Educated at Queen’s College, Belfast; Ministry of Labour (1920-22); transferred to the Irish Free State Department of Labour (1922); Department of Industry and Commerce (Trade and Industries Branch) (1923-32); Assistant Secretary, Department of Industry and Commerce (1932-39); Secretary, Department of Industry and Commerce (1939-45).

Franco Y Bahamonde, Francisco (1892-1975)
Spanish general; head of insurgent government in Spain (1936); Chief of State (1936-75).

Gallagher, Frank (1893-1962)
Author and journalist; member of the Irish Volunteers (1913-16); parliamentary correspondent at Westminster for the Cork Free Press (1917); worked under Robert Erskine Childers on the publicity staff of the first Dáil Éireann (1919-21); Editor, Irish Bulletin (1920-22); personal secretary to Eamon de Valera (1927-28); Editor, Irish Nation (1928-30); Editor, Irish Press (1931-36); Deputy Director, Radio Éireann (1936-39); Director, Government Information Bureau (1939-48 and 1951-54); books include Days of Fear (1928), Four Glorious Years (1953) and Indivisible Island (1957).

Gascoyne-Cecil, Robert, Viscount Cranborne (1893-1972)
Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (1940-February 1942 and September 1943-July 1945); Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs (February-November 1942); Lord Privy Seal (November 1942-September 1943).

Gray, David (1870-1968)
American journalist, lawyer and soldier; United States Minister to Ireland (1940-47); married (1914) to Mrs Maude Livingston Hall Waterbury, an aunt to Eleanor Roosevelt.

Hambro, Carol J. (1885-1964)
Norwegian journalist and politician; President of the Assembly of the League of Nations (1939-46).

Harding, Sir Edward J. (1880-1954)
Assistant Secretary, Colonial Office (1921-25); Assistant Under-Secretary, Dominions Office (1925-30); Permanent Under-Secretary, Dominions Office (1930-39).

Harrison, Major General James M. R. (1880-1957)
Commandant of the Royal School of Artillery (1932-4); Commandant 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division (1936-9); Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (1939-40); Chief Liaison Officer between British forces in Northern Ireland and the Irish Defence Forces (1940-1).

Hearne, John Joseph (1893-1969)
Educated at Waterpark College, Waterford, and University College Dublin; called to the Bar (1919); Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman (1923-29); Legal Adviser, Department of External Affairs (1929-39); called to the Inner Bar (1939); High Commissioner to Canada (1939-49); Ambassador to the United States of America (1950-60).

Hempel, Edouard (1887-1972)
German Minister to Ireland (22 June 1937-8 May 1945).

Horan, Timothy Joseph (1912-1975)
Educated at University College Cork, entered the Department of External Affairs in 1938 as Third Secretary; Consul, New York (1942-45); Acting Head of Consular Section, Department of External Affairs (1945-56); First Secretary, Madrid (1946-47); First Secretary, Paris (1947-49); Counsellor, Department of Foreign Affairs (1949-52); Chief of Protocol (1952-55); Minister to Argentina (1955-59); Assistant Secretary (1959-60); Minster to Switzerland (1960-62); Ambassador to Spain (1962-67); Ambassador to Sweden (and, concurrently, Finland) (1967-73); Permanent Representative to the United Nations at Geneva (1973-75).

Hore-Belisha, (Isaac) Leslie, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha (1893-1957)
British Secretary for War (1937-40).

Hull, Cordell (1871-1955)
United States Secretary of State (1933-1944); awarded Nobel Peace Prize for ‘co-initiating the United Nations’ (1945).

Hyde, Douglas (1860-1949)
Irish language scholar; co-founder and President (1893-1915) of the Gaelic League; member of Seanad Éireann (1925-38); President of Ireland (1938-45).

Inskip,Thomas Walker Hobart (later 1st Viscount Caldecote)(1876-1947)
British Conservative politician; Minister for Co-ordination of Defence (1936-39); Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (January-September 1939); Lord Chancellor (1939-40); Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (May-October 1940).

Joyce, James (1882-1941)
Irish poet, novelist and playwright; educated at Belvedere College and University College Dublin; lived in Trieste (1904-14), Zurich (1914-18) and Paris (1920-41); major works include Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922) and Finnegan’s Wake (1939).

Kerney, Leopold Harding (1881-1962)
Irish Consul, Paris (1919-22); Irish Republican Envoy in Paris (1923-25); Commercial Secretary, Paris Legation (1932-35); Minister to Spain (1935-46).

Lemass, Seán (1899-1971)
TD; educated at O’Connell Schools, Dublin; took part in the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence; opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty; interned during the Civil War; elected to Dáil Éireann (1924); founder member of Fianna Fáil (1926); Minister for Industry and Commerce (1932-39, 1941-48, 1951-54 and 1957-59); Minister for Supplies (1939-45); Tánaiste (1945-48, 1951-54 and 1957-59); Managing Director, Irish Press (1948-51); Taoiseach (1959-66).

Lester, Seán (1888-1959)
Educated at Methodist College, Belfast; news editor of the Freeman’s Journal (1916-23); joined the Department of External Affairs (1923); head of Publicity Office (1923-25); head of the League of Nation Section (1925-29); Irish Free State Permanent Representative to the League of Nations (1929-34); League of Nations High Commissioner in Danzig (1934-37); Deputy Secretary General of the League of Nations (1937-40); Secretary General of the League of Nations (1940-46).

Leydon, John (1895-1979)
Educated at St Mel’s College, Longford, and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth; entered the British Civil Service (1915); served in the War Office and the Ministry of Pensions; returned to Ireland (1923); Assistant Principal Officer, Department of Finance (1923-27), Principal Officer (1927-32); Secretary, Department of Industry and Commerce (1 May 1932-1939 and 1943-55); Secretary, Department of Supplies (1939-46).

McCauley, Leo T. (1895-1974)
Educated at St Columb’s College, Derry, and University College Dublin; lecturer in classics (University College Dublin); Department of Finance (1925-29); transferred to the Department of External Affairs (1929); Chargé d’Affaires, Berlin (1929-33); Chargé d’Affaires, Holy See (1933-34); Consul General, New York (1934-46); Assistant Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1946-49); Ambassador to Spain (1949-54); Ambassador to Canada (1955-56); Ambassador to the Holy See (1956-62).

MacDonald, Malcolm (1901-1981)
British Labour politician; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Dominions Office (1931); Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (November 1935-May 1938 and October 1938-January 1939); Minister for Health (1940-41); son of James Ramsay MacDonald (Prime Minister of Great Britain (1924, 1929-31 and 1931-35)).

McElligott,James J. (1893-1974)
Educated at Christian Brothers School, Tralee, and at University College Dublin; entered the Civil Service in 1916 as a first division clerk, dismissed after seeing active service in the 1916 Rising; imprisoned in Stafford Jail; joined the staff of the Statist in London in 1919, Acting Editor (1920), Managing Editor (1922); returned to Ireland in 1922 to take up position as Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance (1922-27); Secretary, Department of Finance (1927-53).

MacEntee, Seán (1889-1984)
TD; educated at St Malachy’s College, Belfast, and Belfast Municipal College of Technology; took part in the 1916 Rising; elected for South Monaghan (1918-21); took part in the War of Independence; opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty; took part in the Civil War; founder member of Fianna Fáil (1926); Joint-Treasurer of Fianna Fáil (1926-32); Minister for Finance (1932-39 and 1951-54); Minister for Industry and Commerce (1939-41); Minister for Local Government and Public Health (1941-48); Member of the Council of State from 1948; Minister for Social Welfare (1957-61); Minister for Health (1957-65); Tánaiste (1959-65).

MacMahon, General Peadar (1893-1975)
General Officer Commanding, Curragh Training Camp (1922-24); Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces (1924-27); Secretary, Department of Defence (1927-58).

MacWhite, Michael(1882-1958)
Served in the French Foreign Legion (1914-18); Secretary, Irish delegation to Paris Peace Conference (1920); Irish Representative to Switzerland (1921-23); Permanent Representative to the League of Nations (1923-28); Irish Minister to the United States of America (1928-38); Irish Minister to Italy (1938-50).

Macaulay, William J. Babbington (1892-1964)
Educated privately; Royal Navy (1914-18); Inland Revenue (1918-25); Secretary, Irish Legation, Washington (1925-30); Consul General, New York (1930-34); Minister to the Holy See (1934-40).

Machtig, Sir Eric (1889-1973)
Assistant Under-Secretary, Dominions Office (1936-39), Deputy Under-Secretary, Dominions Office (1939), Permanent Under-Secretary, Dominions Office (1940-48).

Mackenzie King, William Lyon (1874-1950)
Prime Minister of Canada (1921-6, 1926-30, 1935-48).

Maffey, Sir John Leader (later Lord Rugby) (1877-1969)
Educated at Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford, entered the Indian civil service (1899); Political Agent, Khyber (1909-14); Deputy Commissioner, Peshwar (1915); Deputy Secretary to the Foreign and Political Departments, Government of India (1915-16); Private Secretary to the Viceroy (1916-20); Chief Commissioner, North West Frontier (1921-23); Governor General of Sudan (1926-33); Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (1933-37); Director, Imperial Airways (1937-39); British Representative in Ireland (1939-49).

Moynihan, Maurice (1902-1999)
Educated at Christian Brothers School, Tralee, and at University College Cork; entered the Department of Finance (1925); Secretary to the Government (1937-48 and 1951-60); Secretary, Department of the Taoiseach (1937-60); Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland (1961-69); brother of Sean Moynihan (q.v.).

Moynihan,Seán (1891-1964)
Educated at Christian Brothers School, Tralee; Secretary to Eamon de Valera (1929); Assistant Editor, Irish Press (September 1931-March 1932); Secretary to the Government (1932-37); Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance (1937-52); brother of Maurice Moynihan (q.v.).

Murphy, Matthew (1890-1967)
Entered the civil service in 1913 and served in various departments including Education, Inland Revenue, National Health Insurance and Defence; joined the Department of External Affairs in 1925; Passport Control Officer, New York (1925-29); Consul, New York (1929-33); Consul, Chicago (1933); Consul, San Francisco (1933-47); Chargé d’Affaires, Buenos Aires (with personal rank of Minister Plenipotentiary) (1947-55).

Murphy, Seán (1896-1964)
Educated at Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare, and University College Dublin; solicitor; Secretary, Irish mission to Paris (1920); Representative of the Irish Free State in Paris (1923); Administrative Officer, Department of External Affairs (1925-27); Assistant Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1927-38); Minister to France (1938-50); Ambassador to Canada (1950-55); Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1955-57).

Murphy, Sheila Geraldine (1898-1983)
Dáil Éireann publicity department (1921-22); Secretariat of the Provisional Government (1922-23); Private Secretary to the Irish High Commissioner in London (1923-26); Private Secretary to Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1926-46); Archivist, Department of External Affairs (1933-46); Second Secretary, Political and Treaty Section, Department of External Affairs (1947-49); First Secretary, Cultural Relations Division, Department of External Affairs (1949-51); First Secretary, Political Division, Department of External Affairs (1952); First Secretary, Irish Embassy, Paris (1952-59); Counsellor and Head of Economic Section, Department of External Affairs (1960-62); Assistant Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1962-64).

Nunan, Seán (1890-1981) Born in London; member of the Irish Volunteers, fought in the 1916 Rising; Clerk of Dáil Éireann (1919); Secretary to Eamon de Valera (1919-21); Registrar of the Dáil Éireann loan in the USA (1919-21); Consul General, New York (1932-38); First Secretary, London (1938-41); Consul General, Washington (1941-46); Consul General, New York (1946-47); Minister to the United States of America (1947-50); Assistant Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1950); Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1950-55).

O’Byrne, Patrick J (1893-1982)
Connacht Rangers (1916-22); Department of Defence (1923-26); Secretary, Irish Trade Office, Brussels (1926-29); High Commissioner’s Office, London (1929-31); Clerk, Legation to the Holy See and to Rome, and High Commissioner’s Office, London (1931-34); Assistant to the Permanent Representative, Geneva (1934-36); Assistant to the Secretary, Paris (1936-40), Secretary, Madrid (1940-42); Assistant to the Chargé d’Affaires, Lisbon (1942-44); Second Secretary, Lisbon (1944-46); Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Lisbon (1947-48); Second Secretary, Rome (1948-50); Secretary, The Hague (1951-58).

O’Ceallaigh, Seán Thomas (1883-1966)
TD; educated at O’Connell Schools Dublin; took part in 1916 Rising; Ceann Comhairle (Speaker) of Dáil Éireann (1919); Irish representative to the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and representative in Paris (1919-22); opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty; Sinn Féin Envoy to Italy; Sinn Féin Envoy to the United States of America (1924-26); founder member of Fianna Fáil (1926); Minister for Local Government and Public Health (1932-39); Tánaiste (1937-45); Minister for Finance (1939-45); President of Ireland (1945-59).

O’Connell, Kathleen (1888-1956)
Personal Secretary to Eamon de Valera (1920-1956).

O’Donovan, Colman John (1893-1975)
Educated at St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow; Second Class Clerk, India Office (1913-16); Intelligence Officer, Dublin Brigade of the IRA (1920-21); Assistant Trade Representative, Brussels (1922-26); Department of Industry and Commerce (1926-30); First Secretary, Irish Legation, Washington (1930-33); First Secretary, Irish Free State Legation, Berlin (1933-35); First Secretary, Irish High Commission, London (1935-38); Irish Legation, Holy See (1938-40); Chargé d’Affaires, Holy See (1940-42); Chargé d’Affaires, Irish Legation, Lisbon (1942-45); Department of Local Government (1945-50); Minister to Belgium (1950-53).

O’Kelly de Gallagh, Count Gerald (1890-1968)
Educated at Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare; Sinn Féin envoy to Switzerland (1919-21); Irish representative to Belgium (1921-29); Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1929-35); Special Counsellor at Paris and Brussels Legations (1935-48); Chargé d’Affaires at Lisbon (1948-68).

Ontiveros, Juan Garcia Spanish
Minister to Ireland (1939-45).

Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) (1876-1958)
Cardinal Secretary of State (1930-39); elected Pope Pius XII (1939-58).

Ryan, Frank (1902-1944)
Educated at St Colman’s College, Fermoy, and University College Dublin; interned during the Civil War; editor of An Phoblacht (1929-33); founder member of Republican Congress (1934); fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War (1936-37), was wounded, and recuperated in Ireland; returned to Spain and was captured by Nationalist forces, 1 April 1938; sentenced to death, later commuted to thirty years hard labour. In August 1940, under the aegis of the Irish minister in Madrid, Leopold Kerney, Ryan was secretly released into the custody of German military intelligence. A plan to land him and the IRA’s Seán Russell in Ireland by U-boat in August 1940 collapsed when Russell died at sea. Ryan died in Dresden.

Ryan, Dr James (1891-1970)
TD; educated at St Peter’s College, Wexford, Ring, Co Waterford, and University College Dublin; medical doctor; took part in the 1916 Rising; opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty; founder member of Fianna Fáil (1926); Minister for Agriculture (1932-47); Minister for Health and Social Welfare (1947-48 and 1951-54); Minister for Finance (1957-65); Member of Seanad Éireann (1965-69).

Rynne, Michael Andrew Lysaght (1899-1981)
Educated at Crescent College, Limerick, Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone, Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare, University College Dublin, and King’s Inns, Dublin; Assistant Legal Adviser, Department of External Affairs (1932-36); Head of League of Nations Section, Department of External Affairs (1936-39); Legal Adviser, Department of External Affairs (1939-50); Assistant Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1951-53); Ambassador to Spain (1954-61).

Skelton, Oscar D. (1878-1941)
Canadian Under-Secretary of State for External Relations (1925-41).

Stephenson, John (1893-1948)
Assistant Secretary, Dominions Office (1936-39); Assistant Under-Secretary, Dominions Office (1939-40); Deputy Under-Secretary, Dominions Office (1940-42).

Twomey, Daniel R.(1886-1968)
Secretary, Department of Agriculture (1934-47).

Walshe, Joseph Patrick (1886-1956)
Educated at Mungret College, Limerick, and University College, Dublin; former Jesuit seminarian and teacher at Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare; solicitor; served on the Irish delegation in Paris (November 1920-January 1922); Secretary to Dáil Ministry of Foreign Affairs (February 1922-August 1922); Acting Secretary, Department of External Affairs (September 1922-August 1927); Secretary, Department of External Affairs (August 1927-May 1946); Ambassador to the Holy See (May 1946-September 1954).

Warnock, William (1911-1986)
Educated at High School, Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin; Third Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1935-38); First Secretary, Berlin (1938-39); Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Berlin (1939-43); First Secretary, Department of External Affairs, Dublin (1944-46); Chargé d’Affaires en titre, Stockholm (1947-50); Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Switzerland (1950-54); Assistant Secretary, Department of External Affairs (1954-56); Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany (1946-59); Ambassador to Germany (1959-62); Ambassador to Switzerland (1962-64) and, concurrently, Ambassador to Austria (1963-64); Ambassador to India (1964-67); Ambassador to Canada (1967-70); Ambassador to the United States of America (1970-73); Ambassador to Switzerland (1973-76).

Wood, Edward, Viscount (later 1st Earl Halifax)(1881-1959)
British Conservative politician; Viceroy of India (1926-31); Lord Privy Seal (1935-37); Lord President of the Council (1937-38); Foreign Secretary (1938-40); British Ambassador to Washington (1941-46).


 

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