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James Dillon 1902-1986

Born in Dublin, a son of John Dillon. He was TD for Donegal 1932-37 and for Monaghan 1937-1969. He was Deputy Leader of Fine Gael under Cosgrave. He resigned from Fine Gael as he opposed neutrality during the Second World War. He was Mimister for Agriculture 1948-1951. He rejoined Fine Gael in 1953 and was again Minister for Agriculture 1954-57. He then became leader in 1959 and then president of the party in 1960. He resigned as leader in 1965. He is buried in the family plot in Ballaghdereen Cemetery, County Roscommon.