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Conor Cruise O'Brien

Born: 3-Nov-1917
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 18-Dec-2008
Location of death: Howth, County Dublin, Ireland
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Politician, Diplomat

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: Irish Parliamentarian and Scholar

Father: Francis Cruise O'Brien ("Frank", journalist, d. 1927)
Mother: Kathleen Sheehy (teacher)
Wife: Christine Foster (m. 1939, div. 1962, three children)
Son: Donal
Daughter: Fedelma
Daughter: Kathleen
Wife: Máire MacEntee ("Mhac an tSaoi", one son, one daughter)
Son: Patrick (adopted)
Daughter: Margaret (adopted)

    High School: Sandford Park School, Dublin
    University: Trinity College Dublin
    University: MA Modern History, Trinity College Dublin
    Administrator: Chancellor, University of Ghana (1962-65)
    Professor: New York University (1965-)
    Administrator: Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Dublin (1973-94)

    The Observer Editor-in-Chief (1979-81)
    Member of Irish Parliament Seanad Éireann, the Upper House (1977-79)
    Member of Irish Parliament for Dublin North East (1969-77)
    UN Envoy to Katanga (1961)

    Rocky Road to Dublin (1968) · Himself

Author of books:
Maria Cross (1952, essays, pseudo. Donat O'Donnell)
Parnell and his Party (1957)
To Katanga and Back (1962)
Conflicting Concepts of the United Nations (1964)
Writers and Politics (1965)
United Nations: Sacred Drama (1967)
Albert Camus (1970)
States of Ireland (1972)
The Suspecting Glance (1972, lecture)
Herod (1978)
The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism (1986)
Passion & Cunning: Essays on Nationalism, Terrorism, and Revolution (1988)
The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography of Edmund Burke (1992)
On the Eve of the Millennium (1994)
Ancestral Voices: Religion and Nationalism in Ireland (1995)
The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800 (1996)
Memoir: My Life and Themes (1999, memoir)

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