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Seán MacBride
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MacBride in Amsterdam in October 1984
Minister for External Affairs
In office
18 February 1948 – 13 June 1951
Taoiseach John A. Costello
Preceded by Éamon de Valera
Succeeded by Frank Aiken
Leader of Clann na Poblachta
In office
21 January 1946 – 3 June 1965
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Office abolished
Chief of Staff of the IRA
In office
24 April 1936 – 1937
Preceded by Moss Twomey
Succeeded by Tom Barry
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1948 – March 1957
Constituency Dublin South-West
In office
October 1947 – February 1948
Constituency Dublin County
Personal details
Born (1904-01-26)26 January 1904
Paris, France
Died 15 January 1988(1988-01-15) (aged 83)
Dublin, Ireland
Resting place Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Clann na Poblachta
Spouse(s) Catalina Bulfin
(m. 1924; d. 1976)
Children 2
Relatives Iseult Gonne (half sister)
Alma mater University College Dublin

Seán MacBride (26 January 1904 – 15 January 1988) was an Irish Clann na Poblachta politician who served as Minister for External Affairs from 1948 to 1951, Leader of Clann na Poblachta from 1946 to 1965 and Chief of Staff of the IRA from 1936 to 1937. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1947 to 1957.

Rising from a domestic Irish political career, he founded or participated in many international organisations of the 20th century, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe and Amnesty International. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974, the Lenin Peace Prize for 1975–1976 and the UNESCO Silver Medal for Service in 1980.

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