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Jack Lynch
Birth: Aug. 15, 1917
Death: Oct. 20, 1999

Irish Prime Minister. A native of Cork, Ireland, Lynch was the leader of the Fianna Fáil party from 1966 to 1979 and served as the 4th Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland from 1966 to 1973 and again from 1977 to 1979 and the opposition leader between his two terms. It was during Lynch's first tenure as Taoiseach that Ireland joined the European Union in 1973. Before becoming Taoiseach, he also served as Parliamentary Secretary from 1951 to 1954, Minister for the Gaeltacht in 1957, Minister for Education from 1957 to 1959, Minister for Industry & Commerce from 1959 to 1965, and Minister for Finance from 1956 to 1966. Prior to his political career, Lynch was a sports star, winning six consecutive All-Ireland medals in football and hurling from 1941 to 1946. After his retirement from politics in 1981, he continued to speak publicly on political issues until the early 1990s, when his health started to fail considerably. He withdrew from public life after a 1993 stroke almost blinded him. In 1999, the same year he died, he had a tunnel under the River Lee named after him by the Cork Corporation. He is considered "the most popular Irish politician since Daniel O'Connell" by politicians from all sides of the policital spectrum as well as the Irish public. (bio by: TML) 
 
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Saint Finbarr's Cemetery
Cork
County Cork, Ireland
 
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Record added: Oct 13, 2006
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