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James Clement Dooge (born 30 July 1922) is an Irish politician, engineer and academic.

James Dooge was born in Birkenhead, England in 1922. He was educated in Liverpool, University College Dublin and University of Iowa, and qualified as an engineer. In 1942 he obtained a job with the Office of Public Works and in 1946 he began working with the Electricity Supply Board. Between 1954 and 1956 he was research associate at the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Iowa. In 1958 Dooge became Professor of Civil Engineering at University College Cork. In 1970 he became a Professor at University College Dublin. Between 1984 and 1987 Dooge worked at the Department of Engineering Hydrology at University College, Galway. Since 1988 he has worked at University College Dublin at the Centre for Water Resources Research. In 2000 he was made a International Fellow at The Royal Academy of Engineering.

As well as having a distinguished career as an academic, Dooge has led a very active political life. From 1961 to 1977 Dooge was a Senator in Seanad Éireann, serving as its Cathaoirleach (chairperson) from 1973 to 1977. Dooge worked closely with his friend and colleague Garret FitzGerald during the late 1970s in re-organising the Fine Gael party. In 1981 he was appointed by the then Taoiseach FitzGerald as Minister for Foreign Affairs in the short-lived Fine Gael led government. Between 1981 and 1987 Dooge returned to Seanad Éireann.


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Preceded by
Micheál Cranitch
Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
Succeeded by
Séamus Dolan
Political offices
Preceded by
John Kelly
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Gerry Collins


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