Frederick Boland

1904-1985 [Frederick Henry; freq. Frederick H.]; b. Dublin; educ. Merchant Taylors’ School, London; Catholic Univ. School, Dublin; Clongowes Wood College, TCD, and King’s Inns (Victoria Prizeman and Brooke Schol.); Rockefeller Awards in Social Science, 1926-28, studying at Harvard, and Universitites of Chicago and North Carolina; joined Department of Finance; transferred as Junior Administrative Officer, to Dept. of External Affairs, 1930, becoming Secretary of the Department, 1945; ambassador to Britain, 1950; first permanent representative at UN, 1956; President of General Assembly, 1960-63; retired from Foreign Affairs, 1963; elected Chancellor of Dublin University, 1963–82; MRIA; d. Dublin, 4 Dec.; survived by wife, Frances Kelly (artist), one son and four daughters incl. dg. Eavan Boland (poet). DIB

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