IN MEMORIAM: HIBERNIAN,
ROBERT J. BATEMAN
Robert “Bob” Bateman was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts and raised in Lawrence and York Harbor, Maine. He was educated at Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, on a track scholarship (member of the United States Senior Men’s A.A.U. Track Team), Harvard University, where he studied Irish subjects, and the USDA Graduate School for Government Executives. He was the author of many national and international articles on Irish history and the Fenians (Irish Republican Brotherhood), and is an internationally recognized authority on the Fenian movement. Bob was the great-grandnephew of the Fenian hero, Captain Timothy Deasy of Clonakilty, County Cork, and cousin to Liam Deasy of Bandon, County Cork. Through his paternal great-great- grandmother, Margaret O’Donovan of Rosscarberry, Bob was a distant blood relative of the great Fenian leader and hero, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.