George A. Garrett
George A. Garrett was a United States diplomat. He served as U.S. Minister (ambassador) to the Ireland from 1947 until 1951. Although his relations with Éamon de Valera were not unfriendly, he made no secret of his pleasure when de Valera was replaced as Taoiseach (prime minister) in 1948 by John A Costello, for whom Garrett had the greatest admiration, and whom he thought a more reliable friend to the United States.
Garrett was born George Angus Garrett on August 5, 1888 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. During World War I he served in the United States Army. As a civilian he pursued a career as a stockbroker. In 1932, Garrett was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He died on September 29, 1971, and was entombed at the Washington National Cathedral.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 26, 2009. Retrieved September 17, 2009.
- McCullagh, David The Reluctant Taoiseach Gill and Macmillan 2010 p.333