John Bruton
Office Taoiseach
Term 15 December 1994 – 26 June 1997
Preceded by Albert Reynolds
Succeeded by Bertie Ahern
Office European Union Ambassador to the United States
Term 24 November 2004 – 31 October 2009
Preceded by Günter Burghardt
Succeeded by João Vale de Almeida
Office Leader of the Opposition
Term 26 June 1997 – 9 February 2001
Succeeded by Michael Noonan
Term 20 November 1990 – 15 December 1994
Preceded by Alan Dukes
Succeeded by Bertie Ahern
Office Minister for the Public Service
Term 20 January 1987 – 10 March 1987
Preceded by Ruairi Quinn
Succeeded by Alan Dukes
Office Minister for Finance
Term 14 February 1986 – 10 March 1987
Preceded by Alan Dukes
Succeeded by Ray MacSharry
Term 30 June 1981 – 9 March 1982
Preceded by Gene Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Ray MacSharry
Office Minister for Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism
Preceded by Garret FitzGerald
Succeeded by Michael Noonan
Office Minister for Industry and Energy
Term 14 December 1982 – 13 December 1983
Preceded by Albert Reynolds
Succeeded by Dick Spring
Office Teachta Dála
Constituency Meath
Term 18 June 1969 – 24 November 2004
Preceded by Denis Farrelly
Succeeded by Shane McEntee
Personal details
Born May 18, 1947 (1947-05-18) (age 73)
Dunboyne, Ireland
Party Fine Gael
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Finola Bruton
Children 4
Religion Roman Catholicism

John Gerard Bruton (born 18 May 1947) is an Irish politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 1994 to 1997.

Early lifeEdit

John Gerard Bruton was born in Dunboyne, County Meath on 18 May 1947.


The following government was led by Bruton:

Preceded by
Albert Reynolds
Succeeded by
Bertie Ahern
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