Frank MacDermot

1886-1975 [MacDermot]; son of Rt Hon. The MacDermot, KC, Coolavin, Co. Sligo; ed. Downside and Oxford, bar 1911; British Army, 1914-18 War, rank of major; 4 mentions in dispatches; NY banker, 1919-27; nationalist candidate W. Belfast, 1929; independent candidate, Roscommon, 1932; leader of centre party with 11 seats, Dáil Eireann, 1933; merged with Cumman na Gaedheal as United Irish Party; resigned over Gen. O’Duffy’s leadership, 1935; Senator, nominated by de Valera; 1938-43; criticised Irish neutrality in WWII; appt. Paris correspondent for The Sunday Times, 1945; Life of Wolfe Tone (1939). DIW DIB