Mary Robinson

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Activist, Diplomat, President (non-U.S.), Activist, Lawyer, Educator(1944–)
Mary Robinson served as president of Ireland (1990–97) and as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997–2002).

Synopsis

Mary Robinson was born on May 21, 1944 in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. Nominated by the Labour Party, Robinson became Ireland's first woman president in 1990. She was the first head of state to visit Somalia after its civil war and famine in 1992 and the first to visit Rwanda after the genocide in 1994. She was the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997–2002).

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