Jack Lynch

Taoiseach of Ireland; from 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979

John Mary Lynch (15 August 1917 – 20 October 1999), known as Jack Lynch, was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was Taoiseach from 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979.

Jack Lynch
Jack Lynch 1967 (cropped).jpg
Lynch in 1967
5th Taoiseach
In office
5 July 1977 – 11 December 1979
PresidentPatrick Hillery
TánaisteGeorge Colley
Preceded byLiam Cosgrave
Succeeded byCharles Haughey
In office
10 November 1966 – 14 March 1973
PresidentÉamon de Valera
Tánaiste
Preceded bySeán Lemass
Succeeded byLiam Cosgrave
Leader of the Opposition
In office
14 March 1973 – 5 July 1977
PresidentÉamon de Valera
Erskine H. Childers
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
Patrick Hillery
TaoiseachLiam Cosgrave
Preceded byLiam Cosgrave
Succeeded byGarret FitzGerald
Leader of Fianna Fáil
In office
10 November 1966 – 7 December 1979
DeputyJoseph Brennan
George Colley
Preceded bySeán Lemass
Succeeded byCharles Haughey
Minister for Finance
In office
21 April 1965 – 10 November 1966
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded byJames Ryan
Succeeded byCharles Haughey
Minister for Industry and Commerce
In office
23 June 1959 – 21 April 1965
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded byPatrick Hillery
Succeeded byCharles Haughey
Minister for Education
In office
20 March 1957 – 23 June 1959
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byRichard Mulcahy
Succeeded byPatrick Hillery
Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs
In office
20 March 1957 – 26 June 1957
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded byPatrick Lindsay
Succeeded byMícheál Ó Móráin
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands
In office
13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byEamonn Kissane
Succeeded byBrian Lenihan Snr
Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach
In office
26 July 1951 – 2 June 1954
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byNew office
Succeeded byJohn O'Donovan
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1977 – June 1981
ConstituencyCork City
In office
June 1969 – June 1977
ConstituencyCork City North-West
In office
February 1948 – June 1969
ConstituencyCork Borough
Personal details
Born
John Mary Lynch

(1917-08-15)15 August 1917
Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Died20 October 1999(1999-10-20) (aged 82)
Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
Resting placeSt. Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Máirín O'Connor
(m. 1946; d. 1999)
Parents
  • Daniel Lynch
  • Maura Lynch
Education
Alma materUniversity College Cork

He also was Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1966 to 1979, Leader of the Opposition from 1973 to 1977, Minister for Finance from 1965 to 1966, Minister for Industry and Commerce from 1959 to 1965, Minister for Education 1957 to 1959, Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs from March 1957 to June 1957, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands and Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach from 1951 to 1954.

He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1948 to 1981.[1]

He was the third leader of Fianna Fáil from 1966 until 1979.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "John Lynch". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 June 2009.