Memoirs of Senator James G. Douglas (1887-1954), Concerned Citizen

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University College Dublin Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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Senator James G. Douglas, a Dublin business and and a Quaker and Irish nationalist, was active in the Irish White Cross, 1920-22. Appointed by Michael Collins as a member of the committee which prepared drafts for the first Irish constitution in 1922. He was a member of Seanad Eireann in 1922-36, 1938-43 and 1944-54. These memoirs relate his involvement in the events of 1916-26. He casts fresh light on some events - revealing for example his secret meetings with De Valera in the closing stages of the Civil War.

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This is a highly useful biographical piece on an interesting Irish historical character, in a similar vein to Gaughan's major work on Joseph Connolly. Personally I thought there would be more text in ... Read full review


Introduction by J Anthony Gaughan
Background to Miss Gertrude Webbs School
Encomium by Senator James G Douglas

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J. ANTHONY GAUGHAN looks at the town and its hinterland from a wide variety of perspectives. He takes account of antiquarian and archaeological activity in the area over the past thirty years, commercial and industrial development, education, writers, visual arts, cultural activities, and recreational pursuits. This is a fascinating modern history, guaranteed to be of interest to historians and tourists.

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