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Conor Cruise O'Brien (Conor Cruise O'Brien)

Born: 1917 AD
Currently alive, at 97 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Authors, Governor General, Professors


An acclaimed author, public intellectual, international statesman, and former government minister in Ireland


Vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana, Schweitzer Professor of the Humanities at New York University, and editor-in-chief of the Observer in London


1917 - Born in November 3


1956-1961 - Member of the Irish delegation to the United Nations


1969 general election was elected to Dáil Éireann as a member of the Labour Party, representing the Dublin North East constituency together with three other TDs, including Charles Haughey.


1972 - wrote the book States of Ireland

1974 - Served as a diplomat under the pro-physical force republican, Seán MacBride, the Nobel Peace Laureate


1980 - Defied the boycott against South Africa and championed the Israelis against the Palestinians.



Books written:


1992 - The Great Melody


1998 -   Memoir: My Life and Themes


1986 -  Cunning and Passion


1989 - The Siege






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