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Conor Cruise O'Brien

Born: 1917 AD
Currently alive, at 100 years of age.
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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

 

 

 

 

2.9 (57.04%) 54 votes