November 3, 1932
Albert Reynolds, Taoiseach from 1992 to 1994, was born on this day in Co. Roscommon in 1932. Reynolds became wealthy during the 1960s after opening up a series of dance halls and developing a series of business contacts. He became interested in politics in the 1970s during the Irish Arms Crisis. He was elected to the Dail Eireann under the Fianna Fail party in 1977. He acted as Minister for Post and Telegraphs, Minister for Transport, Minister for Industry and Energy, Minister for Industry and Commerce and Minister for Finance. Reynolds was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, however his short time as Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fail was criticized.