George A. Garrett

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Garrett's former house in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

George A. Garrett was a United States diplomat. He served as U.S. Minister (ambassador) to the Ireland from 1947 until 1951.[1] 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.[2]

Garrett was born George Angus Garrett on August 5, 1888 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.[3] 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.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 26, 2009. Retrieved September 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ McCullagh, David The Reluctant Taoiseach Gill and Macmillan 2010 p.333
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