Profile: Jennifer Gavin

Library of Congress

Jennifer Gavin has been a Senior Public Affairs Specialist at the Library since fall of 2007. A former newspaperwoman, she covered politics and government for the Associated Press and The Denver Post. After serving as press secretary to the governor of Colorado, she worked as a corporate and government spokesperson and speechwriter. Gavin holds bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Colorado and a master's in International Affairs from The American University.

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The Fenian and Wild Irish Foes

Today we’re going to add a new term to your broad vocabulary: Fenian. It’s a noun that describes a member of an Irish or Irish-American brotherhood dedicated to freeing Ireland from British dominion. The name was taken from the “Fianna,” a group of kings’ guards led by the legendary Irish leader of yore, Finn MacCool.

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