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W. T. Cosgrave

William Thomas "W. T." Cosgrave (Irish: Liam Tomás Mac Cosgair; 6 June 1880 – 16 November 1965), was an Irish politician who succeeded Michael Collins as Chairman of the Irish Provisional Government from August to December 1922. He served as the first President of the Executive Council (prime minister) of the Irish Free State from 1922 to 1932.

Early lifeEdit

William Thomas Cosgrave, W. T., or Liam as he was generally known, was born at 174 James's Street, Dublin in 1880.

DeathEdit

William T. Cosgrave died on 16 November 1965, aged 85.

GovernmentsEdit

The following governments were led by Cosgrave:

Preceded by
Arthur Griffith
President of Dáil Éireann
1922
Succeeded by
President of the Executive Council
Preceded by
Michael Collins
Chairman of the Provisional Government
1922
Succeeded by
President of the Executive Council
Preceded by
Himself
President of the Executive Council
1922–1932
Succeeded by
Éamon de Valera
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