Arthur Griffith was elected president in 1922. The founder of Sinn Fein was elected president of the newly formed Irish Free State. Griffin was born in Dublin on January March 13, 1972. He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913, although he did not take part in the Easter Rising. He went on to become one of the chief Treaty negotiators and was head of the Irish delegation which would producde the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. He served as president of Dáil Éireann from January of 1922 until his death later that year. He died on August 12, 1922 of a cerebial hemmorage.