Arthur Griffith

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Arthur Griffith

In office
10 January 1922 – 12 August 1922
Preceded by Éamon de Valera
Succeeded by W. T. Cosgrave
Constituency Cavan

In office
26 August 1921 – 9 January 1922
Preceded by Count Plunkett
Succeeded by George Gavan Duffy

Born 31 March 1872(1872-03-31)
Dublin, Ireland
Died 12 August 1922 (aged 50)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Spouse(s) Maud Griffith

Arthur Griffith (Irish: Art Ó Gríobhtha; 31 March 1872 – 12 August 1922) was an Irish politician and writer, who founded and later led the political party Sinn Féin. He served as President of Dáil Éireann from January to August 1922, and was head of the Irish delegation at the negotiations in London that produced the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, attending with Michael Collins.[1]


I have in former years often declared that the Three Evil Influences of the century were the Pirate, the Freemason and the Jew.
So far as Ireland is concerned, she sees the Jews swarming in while Her children are going out. That hideous Anglo-Jewish mob, wild, savage filthy forms from the Yiddish ghetto of Whitechapel.
No thoughtful Irishman or Irishwoman can view without apprehension the continuous influx of Jews into Ireland. Strange people alien to us in thought, alien to us in sympathy who come to live among us but never become one of us.


  1. Mr. Arthur Griffith. Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved on 1 June 2009.