Jack Lynch

1917 - 1999

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John Mary Lynch (15 August 1917 – 20 October 1999) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Taoiseach from 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1966 to 1979, Leader of the Opposition from 1973 to 1977, Minister for Finance from 1965 to 1966, Minister for Industry and Commerce from 1959 to 1965, Minister for Education 1957 to 1959, Minister for the Gaeltacht from March 1957 to June 1957, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands and Parliamentary Secretary to the Government from 1951 to 1954. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1948 to 1981.He was the third leader of Fianna Fáil from 1966 until 1979, succeeding the hugely influential Seán Lemass. Lynch was the last Fianna Fáil leader to secure (in 1977) an overall majority in the Dáil for his party. Historian and journalist T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Lynch has received more than 251,817 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Jack Lynch is the 13,971st most popular politician (down from 12,505th in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 220th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Irish Politician.

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Among politicians, Jack Lynch ranks 13,971 out of 15,710Before him are Hama Amadou, Earle Page, William Livingston, Paul Nitze, Pia Cramling, and Themba Dlamini. After him are Pete Wilson, Andrea Chiesa, Dan White, David Kelly, Gabriele Zimmer, and Nasir ud din Mahmud.

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Among people born in 1917, Jack Lynch ranks 249Before him are Oswald Karch, Jerry Wexler, Francis Parker Yockey, Leonard Chess, David Hampshire, and Gwendolyn Brooks. After him are Denis Healey, Walter Munk, Steve Cochran, Robert Merrill, Arthur Laurents, and W. T. Tutte. Among people deceased in 1999, Jack Lynch ranks 226Before him are Elliot Richardson, Jorge Góngora, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, János Parti, Rick Rude, and Bailey Olter. After him are Gar Samuelson, Vladimir Yashchenko, Tamás Mendelényi, Vere Bird, João Carlos de Oliveira, and Guy Mitchell.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Jack Lynch ranks 280 out of 460Before him are Joseph Plunkett (1887), Robert Emmet (1778), Duncan Hamilton (1920), Albert Reynolds (1932), George Brent (1904), and Denis Irwin (1965). After him are Terry Wogan (1938), Richard Mulcahy (1886), Colm Wilkinson (1944), Leo Varadkar (1979), John Joly (1857), and Sheamus (1978).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Jack Lynch ranks 45Before him are Diarmait Mac Murchada (1110), Charles Haughey (1925), Cathal Brugha (1874), William Hobson (1792), Joseph Plunkett (1887), and Albert Reynolds (1932). After him are Richard Mulcahy (1886), Leo Varadkar (1979), William Paterson (1745), Micheál Martin (1960), John Bruton (1947), and Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1116).