Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957

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Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957

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Oliver St. John Gogarty was born in Dublin, Ireland, and educated at Stonyhurst, Trinity College, Oxford, and Vienna before qualifying as a surgeon. In addition, he was a writer associated with the Irish Renaissance. He was acquainted with George Moore, W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and George Russell (AE), and recalled his youthful days in Dublin in his memoirs "As I Was Going Down Sackville Street" and "Tumbling in the Hay". He is the original of the character of Buck Milligan in Joyce's "Ulysses". Gogarty was appointed a Senator of the Irish Free State in 1922 and was active in political life until 1936, when the Senate was abolished. He moved to the United States in 1939 and died in New York City.


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