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Cecil Lavery (1894 - 1967):

Cecil Lavery was born in Armagh and educated at St Patrick's College, Armagh, St Vincent's College, Castleknock, and University College, Dublin. In 1915 he was called to the Bar. During the first meeting of the Irish Volunteers he joined the Armagh division, and though he was prepared to command them in Easter Week 1916, he was not called upon to do so. From 1921 to 1922 he was a judge in the Dail Courts, took silk in 1927 and served on the bench of the King's Inns. He was a member of the Dail for North County Dublin for three years from 1935 and acted as Attorney-General in the first inter-party government in 1948, subsequently becoming a senator. He helped to draft the Convention of Human Rights for the Council of Europe, and the Republic of Ireland Bill in 1948, and attended a meeting which decided Ireland's relationship with the Commonwealth. In 1950 he was appointed to the Supreme Court, and he was a Steward of the Turf Club.

Born: 1894
Died: 1967
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