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Seán Lemass
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Lemass in 1932
4th Taoiseach
In office
23 June 1959 – 10 November 1966
President Éamon de Valera
Tánaiste Seán MacEntee
Frank Aiken
Preceded by Éamon de Valera
Succeeded by Jack Lynch
Leader of Fianna Fáil
In office
23 June 1959 – 10 November 1966
Preceded by Éamon de Valera
Succeeded by Jack Lynch
Tánaiste
In office
20 March 1957 – 23 June 1959
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by William Norton
Succeeded by Seán MacEntee
In office
13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by William Norton
Succeeded by William Norton
In office
14 June 1945 – 18 February 1948
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by Seán T. O'Kelly
Succeeded by William Norton
Minister for Industry and Commerce
In office
20 March 1957 – 23 June 1959
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by William Norton
Succeeded by Jack Lynch
In office
13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by Thomas F. O'Higgins
Succeeded by William Norton
In office
18 August 1941 – 18 February 1948
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by Seán MacEntee
Succeeded by Daniel Morrissey
In office
9 March 1932 – 16 September 1939
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by Patrick McGilligan
Succeeded by Seán MacEntee
Minister for Supplies
In office
8 September 1939 – 31 July 1945
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Office abolished
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1948 – June 1969
Constituency Dublin South-Central
In office
November 1924 – February 1948
Constituency Dublin South
Personal details
Born
John Francis Lemass

(1899-07-15)15 July 1899
Ballybrack, Dublin, Ireland
Died 11 May 1971(1971-05-11) (aged 71)
Phibsborough, Dublin, Ireland
Resting place Deansgrange, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Kathleen Hughes
(m. 1924; d. 1971)
Relations
  • Charles Haughey (Son-in-law)
  • Seán Haughey (Grandson)
  • Eileen Lemass (Daughter-in-law)
Children 4, including Maureen and Noel
Parents
  • John Lemass
  • Frances Lemass
Education O'Connell School
Alma mater University College Cork

Seán Francis Lemass (born John Francis Lemass; 15 July 1899 – 11 May 1971) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1959 to 1966. He was Tánaiste from 1957 to 1959, 1951 to 1954 and 1945 to 1948, Minister for Industry and Commerce from 1957 to 1959, 1951 to 1954, 1945 to 1949 and 1932 to 1939 and Minister for Supplies from 1939 to 1945. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1924 to 1969.


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