Yeats, Michael

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Yeats, Michael Gender: M
Michael Butler Yeats
born on 22 August 1921 at 06:15 (= 06:15 AM )
Place Thame, England, 51n45, 0w59
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°33' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°58 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°24'


Irish barrister and Fianna Fáil politician. His father was the poet W. B. Yeats, who also served as a member of Seanad, and his mother was Georgie Hyde-Lees. His sister Anne Yeats was a painter and designer.

In 1961 he was elected to the 10th Seanad by the Labour Panel. In 1965 he was nominated by the Taoiseach Seán Lemass to the 11th Seanad. In 1969 he was elected to the 12th Seanad by the Cultural and Educational Panel, and re-elected to the 13th Seanad in 1973. In 1977, he was nominated by the Taoiseach Jack Lynch to the 14th Seanad. He resigned from the Seanad on 12 March 1980.

He was married to Gráinne, a singer and Irish harpist. They had four children. He died on 3 January 2007.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Yeats, Anne (born 26 February 1919)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Becoming George: The Life of Mrs. W. B. Yeats" by Ann Saddlemyer (Oxford University Press, 2004), p. 278: "Michael was born in Cuttlebrook House at 6.15 a.m. on Monday, 22 August; a Leo with Virgo Rising..."


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Son of poet William Butler Yeats)
  • Vocation : Law : Legal system employee (Barrister)
  • Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office