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Frank Aiken (1898 - 1983):
Politician


Frank Aiken

Frank Aiken was born in Camlough, County Armagh on 13 February 1898, and attended the Christian Brothers' School at Newry. He became commandant of the 4th Northern Division of the Irish Republican Army in 1921, and Chief of Staff in 1923. Subsequent to 1932 he was appointed by de Valera as Minister for Defence and from 1945 to 1948 he was Minister for Finance. In 1951 he became Minister for External Affairs and served as Tanaiste from 1959 to 1969. He retired from ministerial office in 1969 and from the Dail in 1973. He was awarded honorary doctorates from the National University of Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin. He died on 18 May 1983.

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Born: 13 February 1898
Died: 18 May 1983
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