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  Erskine Hamilton Childers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Erskine Hamilton Childers (11 November 1905 - 17 November 1974), the son of Robert Erskine Childers (author of The Riddle of the Sands), served as the fourth President of Ireland from 1973 until his death in 1974.
In a political upset, Childers was elected the fourth President of Ireland on 30 May 1973, defeating Tom O'Higgins by 635,867 votes to 578,771.
Childers, though 67, was a vibrant, extremely hard-working president who earned universal repect and popularity, in the process making the office of President of Ireland a highly visible and useful institution.
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 Robert Erskine Childers: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Childers was born into a Protestant (An adherent of Protestantism) family in Glenalough, Ireland.
Around this time Childers became increasingly attracted to Irish Nationalism (additional info and facts about Irish Nationalism) and became an advocate of Home Rule (Self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government).
Soon Childers was regarded as a traitor not merely by the British, but by the pro-Treaty government (The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit) in Dublin.
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 Robert Erskine Childers - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Robert Erskine Childers (June 25 1870 - November 24, 1922) was an author and Irish nationalist who was executed by the authorities of the newly independent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War.
He was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers; the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton; and the father of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers.
Childers was secretary-general of the Irish delegation that negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty with the British government, but he was vehemently opposed to the final draft of the agreement, particularly the clauses that required Irish leaders to swear fidelity to the Crown.
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 Robert Erskine Childers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Robert Erskine Childers (June 25 1870 - November 24, 1922) was a British soldier, sailor, author and Irish nationalist who was executed by the authorities of the newly independent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War.
Childers was born into a Protestant family in London.
Childers was secretary-general of the Irish delegation that negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty with the British government, but he was vehemently opposed to the final draft of the agreement, particularly the clauses that required Irish leaders to swear allegiance to the Crown.
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 Encyclopedia: Erskine Childers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Erskine Childers was the name of two Irish leaders of British birth who were key players in 20th century Ireland.
For Erskine Childers, the Secretary to the delegation under Arthur Griffith that negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921, and author of the acclaimed yachting novel The Riddle of the Sands, see Robert Erskine Childers.
Erskine Childers was "introduced" to Ireland as a young orphan when he was sent to his aunt's estate in County Wicklow for his summer holidays.
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 Wikipedia: Erskine Hamilton Childers
Childers served as Tánaiste of the Republic of Ireland from 1969 to 1973.
Childers's state funeral in St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral in Dublin was attended by world leaders, including the United States Vice-President, Earl Mountbatten of Burma (representing Queen Elizabeth II), the British Prime Minister and leader of the Opposition, along with crowned heads and presidents from throughout Europe and beyond.
Erskine was survived by his second wife, Rita, and children from both his marriages.
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 Hugh Childers - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Childers was a capable and industrious administrator of the old Liberal school, and he helped improve the naval and military administration while he was at the admiralty and war office.
A distant relative, Robert Erskine Childers, was the famed author of the Riddle in the Sands, a clerk of the British House of Commons turned Irish revolutionary and secretary to the Irish Delegation in the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations that led the creation of the Irish Free State.
Robert Erskine's son, Erskine Hamilton Childers, was the fourth President of Ireland (1973-1974).
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 Erskine Hamilton Childers: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Erskine Hamilton Childers (11 November 1905 - 17 November 1974), the son of Robert Erskine Childers (additional info and facts about Robert Erskine Childers) (author of The Riddle of the Sands), served as the fourth President of Ireland (additional info and facts about President of Ireland) from 1973 until his death in 1974.
Childers served as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (1951-1954, 1959-1961, and 1966-1969), Minister for Lands (1957-1959), Minister for Transport and Power (1959-1969), and Minister for Health (additional info and facts about Minister for Health) (1969-1973).
Childers, though 67, was a vibrant, extremely hard-working president who earned universal repect and popularity, in the process making the office of President of Ireland (additional info and facts about President of Ireland) a highly visible and useful institution.
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 Childers, Robert Erskine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He fought in the Irish Republican Army in the civil war that followed the creation of the Irish Free State, and was court-martialed and shot as a traitor in 1922.
Childers wrote on Irish politics and on military matters, but his best-known work is Riddle of the Sands (1903, repr.
His son, Erskine Hamilton Childers, 1905–74, became a naturalized Irish citizen and a member of the Dáil in 1938.
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 Robert Erskine Childers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Childers was born in London to a Protestant family of Glendalough, Ireland.
Childers was secretary-general of the Irish delegation that negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty with the British government, but he was vehemently opposed to the final draft of the agreement, particularly the clauses that required Irish leaders to swear fidelity to the British King.
Soon Childers was regarded as a traitor not only by the British, but by the pro-Treaty government in Dublin.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Childers Erskine (Hamilton)
Childers was born in London but after he was orphaned at the age of six was...
Childers, Erskine (Hamilton) (1905-1974), fourth president (1973-1974) of Ireland.
The Riddle of the Sands: by Erskine Childers
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 Robert Erskine Childers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Robert Erskine Childers (June 25, 1870 - November 24, 1922)was a British soldier, sailor, author and Irish nationalist who was killed during the Irish Civil War for his opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty.
He was the son of Robert Caesar Childers ; the cousin of HughChilders and Robert Barton ; and the father of Erskine Hamilton Childers.
Childers was secretary-general of the Irish delegation that negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty with the British government, but he was vehemently opposed to the final draft of theagreement, particularly the clauses that required Irish leaders to swear allegiance to the Crown.
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 Erskine Childers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erskine Childers was the name of two men of British birth, notable for their involvement in 20th century Irish politics:
Robert Erskine Childers was Secretary to the delegation under Arthur Griffith that negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921.
His son Erskine Hamilton Childers, was a Fianna Fáil minister who became President of Ireland.
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 Encyclopedia: Erskine Hamilton Childers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rita Childers is a former First Lady of the Republic of Ireland.
Robert Erskine Childers Robert Erskine Childers (June 25, 1870 - November 24, 1922) was an author and Irish nationalist who was executed by the authorities of the newly independent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War.
Robert Erskine Childers (June 25 1870 - November 24, 1922) was a British soldier, sailor, author and Irish nationalist who was killed during the Irish Civil War for his opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty.
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 Dáil Éireann - Volume 109 - 10 December, 1947 - Committee on Finance. - Local Government (Sanitary Services) Bill, ...
Childers: I cannot interpret the law, but I can imagine that people who were relatives or friends of his and who resided with him would be declared members of the household for the purposes of this section.
Childers: The purpose of sub-sections (14) and (15) is to prevent a person from evading the law by moving from one site to another.
Childers: If the Deputy will look at item No. 1 of the Third Schedule— the prohibition of public bathing except in specified areas — he will see it is intended to apply to all public bathing places.
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His son, Erskine Hamilton Childers, was president of Ireland in 1973-4.
Although the book was not published until 1915 in the United States, Childers in 1903 traveled to the United States, where he met and married Mollie Osgood, daughter of a Boston physician.
As soon as World War I started, Childers volunteered in the Royal Navy and served in Naval Intelligence, raiding Cuxhaven and flying in a seaplane to the North Sea coast of Germany.
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 The Riddle of the Sands CED Web Page
This is a picture of Robert Erskine Childers taken during the Boer War, about the same time as the fictional events of "The Riddle of the Sands." He was born on June 25, 1870 and was about thirty years old at the time.
Childers sided with the Republicans (later known as the IRA) who wanted a contiguous Ireland, and though not involved with their violent tactics, he was hunted by Free State soldiers.
Considering that Robert Erskine Childers was executed by the Irish government, it's an irony that his son Erskine Hamilton Childers became President of Ireland in 1973.
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 Wikipedia: Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
However Fine Gael, which was confident that its prospective candidate, Tom O'Higgins, would win the 1973 presidential election (he had nearly beaten de Valera in 1966) turned down the offer.
Fianna Fáil's Erskine Hamilton Childers went on to win the presidential election, however.
When President Childers died suddenly in 1974, all parties agreed to nominate Ó Dálaigh for the post, earlier plans to nominate the late president's widow, Rita, having failed over a mix-up.
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 History
Erskine and his brothers and sisters had to go to live with their cousins, the Bartons at Glendalough House.
Erskine loved nature and from being outdoors so much he got to know the workers on the estate.
In 1921 Childers was one of a group who went (along with Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith) to London to negotiate a treaty.
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 Erskine Childers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Erskine Hamilton Childers (November 11, 1905 - November 17, 1974), the son of Robert Erskine Childers (the author of The Riddle of the Sands), served as the fourth President of Ireland from 1973 until hisdeath in 1974.
In a political upset, Childers was elected the fourth President of Ireland on May 30, 1973, defeating Tom O'Higgins by 635,867 votes to 578,771.Childers, though 67, was a vibrant, extremely hard-working president who earned universal repect and popularity, in the processmaking the office of President of Ireland a highly visibleand useful institution.
Initially it was expected that President Childers' popular widow, Rita, would be offered the office of president tocontinue his work, but instead it went to former chief justice Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh.
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 Erskine Hamilton Childers
Erskine Hamilton Childers (11 November 1905 - 17 November 1974), the son of Robert Erskine Childers[?] (the author of The Riddle of the Sands), served as the fourth President of Ireland from 1973 to 1974.
In a political upset, he was elected as President of Ireland in 1973, defeating the favourite candidate.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
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 Irish presidential election, 1973
Under pressure, former Tánaiste Erskine Hamilton Childers agreed to run.
The odds on favourite was Fine Gael deputy leader, Tom O'Higgins[?], who had come within 1% of defeating Eamon de Valera in the 1966 presidential election.
In a political upset, Erskine Childers won the presidency easily.
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 Erskine Hamilton Childers
Childers served as Minister for Posts & Telegraphs (1951-1954, 1959-1961 & 1966-1969), Minister for Lands (1957-1959), Minister for Transport & Power (1959-1969) and Minister for Health (1969-1973).
(Haughey and the other minister, Neil Blaney, were both acquitted.) In a political upset, Childers was elected the fourth President of Ireland on May 30, 1973, defeating Tom O'Higgins by 635,867 votes to 578,771.
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 Read about Erskine Hamilton Childers at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Erskine Hamilton Childers and learn about ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1905 - 17 November 1974), the son of Robert Erskine Childers (author of The Riddle of the Sands), served as the fourth President of Ireland from 1973 until his death in 1974.
Charles J. Haughey in the aftermath of the Arms Trial, when Haughey and another minister, both having been sacked, were sent for trial amid allegations of a plot to import arms for the
Initially it was expected that President Childers' popular widow, Rita, would be offered the office of president to continue his work, but it went instead to the former Chief Justice,
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Robert Caesar Childers; the cousin of Hugh Childers and
Childers was secretary-general of the Irish delegation that negotiated the
Soon Childers was regarded as a traitor not merely by the British, but by the pro-Treaty
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 AllRefer.com - Robert Erskine Childers (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Robert Erskine Childers[chil´durz] Pronunciation Key, 1870–1922, Irish politician and author.
His son, Erskine Hamilton Childers, 1905–74, became a naturalized Irish citizen and a member of the DAil in 1938.
He held a succession of cabinet posts in the Fianna FAil governments from 1944 on and in 1973 was elected president of Ireland.
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 Tom O'Higgins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This time he faced former Fianna Fáil Tánaiste, Erskine Hamilton Childers.
Childers was elected by 635,867 votes to 578,771.
The following year, following the sudden death of Erskine Hamilton Childers, O'Higgins swore in Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh as President of Ireland.
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