Vivion de Valera

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Vivion de Valera
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1977 – June 1981
Constituency Dublin Cabra
In office
June 1969 – June 1977
Constituency Dublin Central
In office
February 1948 – June 1969
Constituency Dublin North-Central
In office
December 1945 – February 1948
Constituency Dublin North-West
Personal details
Born Vivion Laurence de Valera
(1910-12-13)13 December 1910
Dublin, Ireland
Died 16 February 1982(1982-02-16) (aged 71)
Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
Resting place Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Relations
Parents
Education Blackrock College
Alma mater
Military service
Allegiance  Ireland
Service/branch Badge of the Irish Defence Forces.svg Army Reserve
Years of service 1939–1946
Rank IE-Army-OF1b.png Major
Unit Badge of the Irish Cavalry Corps.svg Cavalry Corps
Awards IRL Service Medal FCÁ and SM - gold stripe.svg Service Medal

Vivion Laurence de Valera (13 December 1910 – 16 February 1982) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician, businessman and lawyer who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1945 to 1981.[1]

He was the eldest child of Éamon de Valera and Sinéad de Valera. He was named after his paternal grandfather, Juan Vivion de Valera.

Born in Dublin in 1910, Vivion de Valera was educated at Blackrock College, University College Dublin (MSc, PhD) and King's Inns. While at UCD, he was auditor of the Literary and Historical Society. He was called to the Bar in 1937. After military service during "The Emergency", de Valera retired from the army with the rank of Major. In 1945, he embarked on a political career, being elected as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin North-West. He served in Dáil Éireann until 1981.[2] He was a director of The Irish Press from 1932 until 1982 and managing director from 1951 until 1982.

Vivion de Valera died in Bray in 1982. He was also the uncle of former ministers Síle de Valera and Éamon Ó Cuív.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Vivion de Valera". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vivion de Valera". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 15 January 2011.