Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, David Trimble, dies at 77

Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, David Trimble, dies at 77

David Trimble, the leader of Northern Ireland, passed away at the age of 77. Trimble won the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic efforts in bringing an end to decades of war in the territory of the United Kingdom.

Death at 77 of David Trimble, a key architect of the Good Friday Agreement

Following the passing of David Trimble, a co-author of the Good Friday Agreement that largely put an end to three decades of war in Northern Ireland, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, tributes are being made. He was 77. It is with great sadness that the family of Lord Trimble announces that he passed away peacefully earlier today after a brief illness. Trimble had served as the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.

Trimble, a former lecturer in law at Queen’s University Belfast, is credited as being a major force behind the Good Friday/Belfast peace accord in 1998. The Social Democratic and Labour Party’s late leaders John Hume and Trimble shared the Nobel Peace Prize for their work “to find a peaceful end to the conflict in Northern Ireland.”Up until 2002, Trimble was the area’s first minister. From 1995 to 2004, he served as the Ulster Unionist Party’s leader.

Trimble resigned as UUP leader when the Democratic Unionist Party, which had rejected the Good Friday Agreement, won his seat in the 2005 British general election. He agreed to a life peerage in the House of Lords and afterward joined the Conservative Party of Great Britain.

Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin cited Trimble’s “essential contribution” to peace as one of the honors paid on Monday. As new generations take up the mantle of this work, he added, “The work of reconciliation begun in the Good Friday Agreement continues, and it is fitting that we pay respect to Lord Trimble for his essential contribution in putting us on the path to peace and reconciliation.”

David Trimble Age, Family, Early Life

On October 15, 1944, David Trimble was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He holds British nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Libra.

david trimble family

William and Ivy Trimble, lower-middle class Presbyterians who lived in Bangor, County Down, were the parents of David Trimble. Information about his siblings is not known.

David Trimble Wife, What about his Children?

In 1968, Trimble wed Heather McComb, who would become his first wife. They were unable to have children since their twin sons were stillborn. In 1976, they finally got divorced. Two years later, he wed Daphne Elizabeth (née Orr), a former pupil.

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They have two girls and two sons (Richard, Victoria, Nicholas, and Sarah). Before running in vain for the Ulster Conservatives and Unionists in the UK parliamentary election of May 2010, Lady Trimble served on the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

David Trimble’s Career, What was his profession?

Academic Career

Trimble earned his bar admission in 1969. Beginning that year as a lecturer at the Queen’s University of Belfast, he then rose to the positions of senior lecturer in 1977, assistant dean of the law faculty from 1973 to 1975, and head of the department of commercial and property law from 1981 to 1989. When he was elected to Parliament in 1990, he left the university.

The IRA assassins of Edgar Graham, a friend, and fellow law professor, were heard firing rounds in 1983 as he sat in his office at the university. He was asked to name the deceased. The Royal Ulster Constabulary informed him that he had been the target of an assassination in 1994.

Political career

In the early 1970s, Trimble got involved with the right-wing, paramilitary-affiliated Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (also known as Vanguard). In the 1973 Assembly election for North Down, he ran unsuccessfully for the party and finished last. During the Ulster Workers’ Council’s successful strike against the Sunningdale Agreement in 1974, he served as a legal advisor to the UWC.

Trimble, who represented Belfast South as a Vanguard member in the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention in 1975, once shared deputy leadership of the party with Glenn Barr of the Ulster Defence Association. However, Trimble was one of many who backed Bill Craig when the party split over Craig’s proposal to enable voluntary power-sharing with the SDLP.

The party had been founded by Bill Craig to oppose sharing power with Irish Nationalists and to prevent deeper links with the Republic of Ireland. After Vanguard split in 1978, Trimble joined the mainstream Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and was chosen as one of the four-party secretaries. From 1983 to 1985, he was the Lagan Valley Unionist Association’s vice chairman.

In 1985, he was promoted to chairman. From 1989 to 1995, he presided over the UUP Legal Committee. From 1990 to 1996, he served as honorary secretary of the Ulster Unionist Council. In an Upper Bann by-election in 1990, Trimble received 58 percent of the vote and was subsequently elected to Parliament. During the 1990s civil conflict, he was one of the few British politicians to call for assistance from the Bosnia and Herzegovina government.

How much is David Trimble Net Worth?

We do not have any specific information regarding David Trimble’s net worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

From 1956 until 1963, Trimble attended Bangor Grammar School. From 1964 to 1968, he attended Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB), where he received the McKane Medal for Jurisprudence.

He graduated with first-class honors and became a Bachelor of Laws, the first at Queen’s in three years (LL.B).

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

David Trimble is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of David Trimble’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about David Trimble’s should be knows

Zodiac signLibra
Relationship StatusMarried