Eamon de Valera c 1919

Eamon de Valera (1882 - 1975) was an Irish politician and patriot born in America. He consulted with Clarence Darrow in Chicago just a few weeks after he escaped from Britain's Lincoln Jail on February 3, 1919. He was an important figure in the Easter Rising, the Irish War for Independence from Britain, and the Irish Civil War. He later became Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of Ireland from 1951 to 1959 and President from 1959 to 1973. Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-103868