Former U.N. General Assembly President Dies
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) _ Frederick H. Boland, a former president of the U.N. General Assembly and one of Ireland’s most distinguished diplomats, has died. He was 81.
His death Wednesday was announced today by Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital in Dublin, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
Boland graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1925 with an arts degree in classics and legal and political science. Later, he was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in social science, and did graduate studies at Harvard, the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina between 1926 and 1928.
Upon returning to Ireland, he joined the Department of External Affairs and served in the Irish Embassy in Paris and later became the country’s secretary of external affairs. He was Ireland’s ambassador to Britain from 1950 to 1956.
Ireland was admitted to the United Nations in 1955 and in 1956 Boland became the republic’s first permanent representative of the body. He was president of the 15th General Assembly in 1960 and retired as Ireland’s U.N. representative in 1963.
He is survived by his wife, artist Frances Josephine Kelly.