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De Va·le·ra(dĕv′ə-lĕr′ə, -lîr′ə), Eamon 1882-1975.
American-born Irish political leader who fought in the 1916 Easter Rebellion and was president of Sinn Fein (1918-1926) before becoming three-time prime minister of the Irish Free State and president of the Republic of Ireland (1959-1973).
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de Valera(də vəˈlɛərə; -ˈlɪə-)
(Biography) Eamon (ˈeɪmən). 1882–1975, Irish statesman; president of Sinn Féin (1917–26) and of the Dáil (1918–22); formed the Fianna Fáil party (1927); prime minister (1937–48; 1951–54; 1957–59) and president (1959–73) of the Irish Republic
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De Va•le•ra(ˌdɛv əˈlɛər ə, -ˈlɪər ə)
Ea•mon (ˈeɪ mən) 1882–1975, Irish political leader and statesman, born in the U.S.: prime minister of the Republic of Ireland 1932–48, 1951–54, 1957–59; president 1959–73.
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|Noun||1.||de Valera - Irish statesman (born in the United States); as president of the Irish Free State he was responsible for the new constitution of 1937 that created the state of Eire (1882-1975)|
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