De Valera

[ dev-uh-lair-uh, -leer-uh ]
/ ˌdɛv əˈlɛər ə, -ˈlɪər ə /

noun

Ea·mon [ey-muh n] /ˈeɪ mən/,1882–1975, Irish political leader and statesman, born in the U.S.: prime minister of the Republic of Ireland 1932–48, 1951–54, 1957–59; president 1959–73.

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British Dictionary definitions for de valera

de Valera
/ (də vəˈlɛərə, -ˈlɪə-) /

noun

Eamon (ˈeɪmən). 1882–1975, Irish statesman; president of Sinn Féin (1917–26) and of the Dáil (1918–22); formed the Fianna Fáil party (1927); prime minister (1937–48; 1951–54; 1957–59) and president (1959–73) of the Irish Republic
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