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Jack Lynch
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Lynch in 1967
5th Taoiseach
In office
5 July 1977 – 11 December 1979
President Patrick Hillery
Tánaiste George Colley
Preceded by Liam Cosgrave
Succeeded by Charles Haughey
In office
10 November 1966 – 14 March 1973
President Éamon de Valera
Tánaiste
  • Frank Aiken
  • Erskine H. Childers
Preceded by Seán Lemass
Succeeded by Liam Cosgrave
Leader of the Opposition
In office
14 March 1973 – 5 July 1977
President Éamon de Valera
Erskine H. Childers
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
Patrick Hillery
Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave
Preceded by Liam Cosgrave
Succeeded by Garret FitzGerald
Leader of Fianna Fáil
In office
10 November 1966 – 7 December 1979
Deputy Joseph Brennan
George Colley
Preceded by Seán Lemass
Succeeded by Charles Haughey
Minister for Finance
In office
21 April 1965 – 10 November 1966
Taoiseach Seán Lemass
Preceded by James Ryan
Succeeded by Charles Haughey
Minister for Industry and Commerce
In office
23 June 1959 – 21 April 1965
Taoiseach Seán Lemass
Preceded by Patrick Hillery
Succeeded by Charles Haughey
Minister for Education
In office
20 March 1957 – 23 June 1959
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by Richard Mulcahy
Succeeded by Patrick Hillery
Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs
In office
20 March 1957 – 26 June 1957
Taoiseach Seán Lemass
Preceded by Patrick Lindsay
Succeeded by Mícheál Ó Móráin
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands
In office
13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by Eamonn Kissane
Succeeded by Brian Lenihan Snr
Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach
In office
26 July 1951 – 2 June 1954
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by John O'Donovan
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1977 – June 1981
Constituency Cork City
In office
June 1969 – June 1977
Constituency Cork City North-West
In office
February 1948 – June 1969
Constituency Cork Borough
Personal details
Born
John Mary Lynch

(1917-08-15)15 August 1917
Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Died 20 October 1999(1999-10-20) (aged 82)
Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
Resting place St. Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Máirín O'Connor
(m. 1946; d. 1999)
Parents
  • Daniel Lynch
  • Maura Lynch
Education
  • Christian Brothers, Cork
  • North Monastery
Alma mater University College Cork

John Mary Lynch (15 August 1917 – 20 October 1999), known as Jack Lynch, was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was Taoiseach from 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979.

He also was Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1966 to 1979, Leader of the Opposition from 1973 to 1977, Minister for Finance from 1965 to 1966, Minister for Industry and Commerce from 1959 to 1965, Minister for Education 1957 to 1959, Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs from March 1957 to June 1957, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands and Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach from 1951 to 1954.

He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1948 to 1981.

He was the third leader of Fianna Fáil from 1966 until 1979.


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