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Eamon de Valera ( 1882-1975)
During his younger days the Irish statesman was often getting into trouble for expressing his political beliefs. He took such arrests and confinement as a nuisance but part of the risks the Irish were taking to throw off the yoke of British rule. At one time he was arrested in the middle of a speech. Having served one year prison sentence he returned to the same auditorium from where he was hauled off. Facing the crowd the gangly stork-like politician began,”As I was saying when I was interrupted…”

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