Biographies of Members of the
Northern Ireland House of Commons

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Patrick Agnew, Trade Unionist. Born 1878. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Sat for South Armagh from 1938 until the 1945 general election, when he was defeated. His papers are deposited in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, index D/1676.

Robert Brown Alexander, Director of a company of wholesale merchants. Born 1880. Educated at a grammar school. Member of Belfast City Council from 1942 to 1953. High Sheriff of Belfast 1945. Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast 1946. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Victoria from the 1945 general election until the 1953 general election when he stood down. Died 18th October 1954.

Commander Albert Wesley Anderson, son of Robert Newton Anderson (see below). Born in Londonderry, 23rd July 1907. Educated at Foyle College, Rydal School, and Nottingham University. Company Director. Commander in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Member of Londonderry City Council until 1969. Lord Mayor of Londonderry (and ex officio Member of the Senate) from 1963 to 1968. An Ulster Unionist member. Member for City of Londonderry from the byelection of 16th May 1968 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs from 26th October 1971 until 1972. Died 1981.

Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Newton Anderson, director of a hosiery manufacturer. Born 8th December 1871. Educated privately, and at Foyle College. Member of Londonderry City Council. Lord Mayor of Londonderry from 1915 to 1919. Deputy Lieutenant for County Londonderry. Member of the Irish Convention from 1917 to 1918. KBE 1918. Member of Derry Bridge Commissioners. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Londonderry from the 1921 general election until the 1929 general election, when he retired. PC (NI) 1927. Died 1937.

Rt. Hon. John Lawson Ormrod Andrews, son of John Miller Andrews (see below). Born in Comber, County Down, 15th July 1903. Educated at Mourne Grange Preparatory School and Shrewsbury School. A director of John Andrews and Co. Ltd. Deputy Lieutenant for County Down from 1961. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Mid Down from the 1953 general election until 21st July 1964 when he resigned. Minister of Health and Local Government from 26th March 1957 to 17th February 1961. PC (NI) 1957. Minister of Commerce from 17th February 1961 to 25th March 1963. Minister of Finance from 25th March 1963 to 22nd July 1964. Elected to the Senate 1964 and served until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Minister in the Senate from 7th August 1964 until the prorogation of the Parliament, and in addition Deputy Prime Minister from 3rd May 1969. President of the Ulster Unionist Council from 1969 to 1973. KBE 1974. Died 12th January 1986.

Rt. Hon. John Miller Andrews, landowner and director of flax spinners. Born 17th July 1871. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Member of Down County Council from 1917 to 1937. Chairman of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association from its formation in June 1918. High Sheriff of County Down in 1929. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Down from the 1921 general election, and for Mid Down from the 1929 general election, until the general election of 1953, when he retired. Minister of Labour from 7th June 1921 until 21st April 1937. PC (NI) 1924. Minister of Finance from 21st April 1937 until 16th January 1941. Prime Minister from 25th November 1940 until 1st May 1943. Grand Master of the Grand Orange Institute of County Down from 1941. Grand Master of the Orange Institution of Ireland from 1948 to 1954. Grand Master of the Imperial Grand Council of the World from 1949 to 1954. Died 5th August 1956.

Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Mervyn Archdale, Bt., landowner and farmer. Born at Rossfad, County Fermanagh, 26th January 1853. Educated at Knight’s Naval School, Southsea. Served with Royal Navy 1866 to 1880. Promoted to Lieutenant 1875. Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for County Fermanagh. High Sheriff of County Fermanagh 1884. Grand Master of the Orange Order in County Fermanagh. Member of Parliament for North Fermanagh from the byelection of 1st November 1898 until his resignation in February 1903, and from the byelection of 27th October 1916 until the general election of 1922 when he retired. Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Ulster Unionist Council from its formation in 1904. PC (Ireland) 1920. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1921 and for the Enniskillen division from the general election of 1929 until the general election of 1938 when he retired. Minister of Agriculture from 7th June 1921 until 1st December 1933. PC (NI) 1922. Minister of Commerce from 7th June 1921 until 16th April 1925. Created a Baronet 1928. Died 2nd November 1943.

Captain (Robert) Austin Ardill, managing director of a feedstuffs company. Born in Belfast, 1917. Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution. Served in the Army 1939 to 1946 (retiring as Captain and winning the Military Cross). Chairman of the Irish Temporance League. Member of Larne Rural District Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Carrick from the 1965 general election until the 1969 general election when he stood down after losing the Ulster Unionist official nomination. Secretary of the ’66 Committee of Unionist backbenchers. Chairman of the Ulster Loyalist Association in 1971. Deputy Leader of Ulster Vanguard 1972. Elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly 1973-74 as an unpledged Unionist. Whip for the anti-White Paper Unionists in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Ulster Unionist Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention 1975 to 1976. Joint Honorary Secretary of the Ulster Unionist Council 1978. Member of the Charter Group 1986.

Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Brutus Babington, Barrister. Born 1877. Educated at Glenalmond School, Perthshire, and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the Irish Bar 1900. King’s Counsel 1918. An Ulster Unionist member. Member of Londonderry City Council. Sat for Belfast, South from the byelection on 6th November 1925 and for Belfast, Cromac from the general election of 1929 until he was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal on 2nd December 1937. Attorney-General 5th November 1925 to 2nd December 1937. PC (NI) 1926. Lord Justice of Appeal 1937 to 1949. Died 10th April 1972.

Robert John Babington, Barrister. Born in Dublin, 9th April 1920. Educated at St. Columba’s College, Rathfarnham, Dublin, and Trinity College, Dublin. Served in the Fleet Air Arm 1939-45. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 1947. Queen’s Counsel 1965. An Ulster Unionist member (though resigned from the ’66 Committee of Unionist backbenchers in October 1970). Sat for North Down from the 1969 general election until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. County Court Judge for Fermanagh and Tyrone from 1974.

John Edgar Bailey, farmer. Born 1897. Educated at a private school. Member of Down County Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for West Down from the general election of 1938 until his death on 14th November 1958. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 27th September 1945 until his death in November 1958. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture from 23rd October 1956 until his death. Died 14th November 1958.

Rt. Hon. Robin John Bailie, Solicitor. Born at Toomebridge, County Antrim, 6th March 1937. Educated at Rainey Endowed School and Queen’s University, Belfast. Former member of the Belfast Junior Chamber of Commerce. Council Member of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Newtownabbey from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Minister of Commerce from 23rd March 1971 until the prorogation of the Parliament. PC (NI) 1971. Resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party and joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in 1973. Director of Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company (GB) from 1984 to 1991. Chairman of Fine Wine Wholesalers since 1985. Director of Lumnus Mackie since 1990.

Thomas Bailie, auctioneer. Born in Boston, USA, 15th July 1885. Educated at Ward School, Bangor. Member of Bangor Borough Council from 1913 to 1953. Alderman of Bangor from 1931. An Independent Unionist member, but accepted the Ulster Unionist whip in 1945. Sat for North Down from the byelection of 27th March 1941 until the general election of 1953 when he lost the official Unionist nomination and was defeated standing as an Independent Unionist. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 13th November 1945 to 26th November 1948. Member of the Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority from 1948. Died 22nd November 1957.

Rt. Hon. Sir John Milne Barbour, Bt., managing director of the Linen Thread Company and several other textile companies. Born at Lisburn, 1868. Educated at Elstree School, Harrow School, Brasenose College, Oxford, and Dannstadt, Germany. President of the Northern Ireland Scout Council. High Sheriff of County Armagh in 1905 and of County Down in 1907. President of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce in 1911. Member of Belfast Harbour Commissioners from 1914 to 1950. President of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. President of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society from 1925 to 1930 and from 1931 until his death. Member of the Senate of Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Antrim from the general election of 1921 and for South Antrim from the 1929 general election until his death on 3rd October 1951. Parliamentary and Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance from 7th June 1921 until 22nd April 1937. Minister of Commerce from 16th April 1925 until 16th January 1941. PC (NI) 1925. Minister of Finance from 16th January 1941 until 6th May 1943. Member of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland. Died 3rd October 1951.

Sir (Richard) Dawson Bates, Bt., Solicitor. Born 23rd November 1876. Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution. Secretary to the Ulster Unionist Council from its formation in 1905 until 1921. Founder and Hon. Secretary of Ulster Volunteer Force Hospitals and the Ulster Volunteer Force Patriotic Fund. Deputy Lieutenant for County Down. Knighted 1921. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, East from the general election of 1921 and for Belfast, Victoria from the 1929 general election until the general election of 1945 when he retired. Minister of Home Affairs from 7th June 1921 until 6th May 1943. PC (NI) 1922. Created a Baronet 1937. Died 10th June 1949.

John (Jack) Beattie, Teacher and Trade Union official. Born in Belfast, 1886. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member until he was expelled from the party in August 1934. Sat for Belfast, East from the 1925 general election, and for Belfast, Pottinger from the 1929 general election until the 1949 general election, when he was defeated. Sometime Leader of the Northern Ireland Labour Party. Northern Ireland Organizer for the Irish National Teachers Organization from 1934 to 1952. Readmitted to the Northern Ireland Labour Party in 1942. Member of Parliament for Belfast, West from the byelection of 9th February 1943 until the general election of 1950. Resigned from the Northern Ireland Labour Party in 1943 and formed the Federation of Labour (Ireland) in January 1945. Disbanded this party and joined the Irish Labour Party in 1949. Contested Belfast, West (United Kingdom Parliament) in the byelection of 29th November 1950. Member of Parliament for Belfast, West from the 1951 general election until the general election of 1955 when he was defeated. Contested Belfast, Central in the 1953 general election. Died 9th March 1960.

Rev. William John Beattie, Minister at the Dunmurry Free Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Born 21st September 1942. Educated at Ballymena Academy. A Protestant Unionist Party (later Ulster Democratic Unionist Party) member. Sat for South Antrim from the byelection on 16th April 1970 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Contested Belfast, North in the 1970 United Kingdom general election. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Souht Antrim in 1973 to 1974. Deputy Chief Whip of the United Unionist Assembly Party from 1973 to 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention from 1975 to 1976. Member of Lisburn Borough Council since 1977. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1982 to 1986. Contested Lagan Valley in the 1983 United Kingdom general election. Resigned from the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party in the mid 1990s.

Rt. Hon. Richard Best, Barrister. Born 1872. Educated at Dundalk and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn) 1896. King’s Counsel 1912. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Armagh from the general election of 1921 until he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal on 5th November 1925. Attorney-General from 7th June 1921 to 5th November 1925. PC (NI) 1922. Lord Justice of Appeal from 1925 to 1939. Died 23rd February 1939.

Rt. Hon. Arthur Black, Barrister. Born in Belfast, 6th February 1888. Educated at Mountpottinger Elementary School, Campbell College, and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Called to the English Bar 1915. King’s Counsel 1929. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, South from the 1925 general election and for Belfast, Willowfield from the 1929 general election until he was appointed Recorder of Belfast on 5th November 1941. Attorney-General from 14th April 1939 until 5th November 1941. Recorder of Belfast from 1941 to 1943. Judge of the Northern Ireland Supreme Court (Chancery Division) from 1943 to 1949. Lord Justice of Appeal from 1949 to 1964. Died 15th April 1968.

Major Charles Blakiston-Houston, landowner. Born 31st August 1868. Educated at Repton School. Served in the Army in the Great War (Ulster Division, RASC, mentioned in dispatches). Master of the North Down Hounds. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Dock from the 1929 general election until the general election of 1933 when he was defeated. Died 9th October 1935.

Rt. Hon. David Wylie Bleakley, shipyard worker, later University lecturer. Born 11th January 1925. Educated at Ruskin College, Oxford, and Queen’s University, Belfast. Head of the Economics Department at Queen’s University. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Contested Belfast, Victoria in the general elections of 1949 and 1953. Sat for Belfast, Victoria from the general election of 1958 until the general election of 1965 when he was defeated. Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. Contested Belfast, East in the 1970 United Kingdom general election. Minister of Community Relations from 25th March 1971 to 25th September 1971. PC (NI) 1971. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, East from 1973 to 1974. Contested Belfast, East in the February and October 1974 United Kingdom general elections. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Belfast, East from 1975 to 1976. Resigned from the Northern Ireland Labour Party in the late 1970s. Member of the Committee of Inquiry into the Police in 1978. Contested Northern Ireland in the 1979 European Parliamentary elections as an Independent Community candidate. Chief Executive of the Irish Council of Churches from 1980 to 1992. Chairman of the Standing Commission of Human Rights from 1981 to 1984. President of the Church Missionary Society (later retitled Church Mission) from 1983. CBE 1984. Member of the Press Council from 1987 to 1990. Founder member of Peace Pledge Ireland 1990. Joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 1992. Adviser to the Alliance Party during the all-party talks from 1996 to 1998. Contested Belfast, East as an independent Labour candidate in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections of 1998.

Alexander Blevins, policeman. Born 1901. Educated at a local primary school. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Mid Tyrone from the general election of 1958 until the general election of 1962 when he was defeated. Contested the byelection in East Tyrone on 30th June 1964. Unsuccessfully sought the official Unionist nomination for the United Kingdom Parliament in Mid-Ulster in 1968.

Desmond Norman Orr Boal, Barrister. Born in Londonderry, 1929. Educated at Portora Royal School, Foyle College, and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the English Bar (Inner Temple). Queen’s Counsel 1973. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Shankill from the byelection on 16th February 1960 until he resigned his seat on the day of the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Ulster Unionist whip withdrawn in 1961 when he voted for a Northern Ireland Labour Party motion of censure over government economic policies, and restored in 1962. Counsel to the Attorney-General from 1965 to 1966 when he was dismissed after a disagreement on policy. Resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party in 1971. Joined the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party September 1971. Chairman of the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party from 1971 to 1974. Senior Counsel in the Republic of Ireland from 1987.

Thomas (Tom) William Boyd, shipyard worker. Born April 1903. Educated at Ravenscroft School, Belfast Technical College and Queen’s University, Belfast. Former President of the Northern Ireland district of the United Patternmakers’ Association. Member of the Northern Ireland district committee of the Confederation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Unions. Member of the Executive Committee of the Northern Ireland Labour Party. Contested the Belfast Board of Guardians election in 1933. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Contested Belfast, Victoria in the 1938 general election and Belfast, Bloomfield in the 1949 general election. Contested Belfast, East in the 1945, 1950, 1951, and 1955 United Kingdom general elections. Justice of the Peace 1948. Contested Belfast, Pottinger in the 1953 general election. Sat for Belfast, Pottinger from the 1958 general election until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated. Leader of the Northern Ireland Labour Party from 1958 to 1969. Co-Convener of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland Social Services Committee from 1969 to 1978. Deputy Lieutenant of Belfast 1975. Died 6th December 1991.

William (Billy) Robinson Boyd, shipyard worker. Born 1923. Vice Chairman of the Northern Ireland Labour Party. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Alderman of the City of Belfast. Contested Belfast, Woodvale in the 1953 general election and the byelection of 15th November 1955. Member of Belfast City Council from 1955. Contested Belfast, North in the 1955 United Kingdom general election. Sat for Belfast, Woodvale from the general election of 1958 until the general election of 1965 when he was defeated. Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 30th April 1963 to 25th November 1965. Contested Belfast, West in the 1964 and February 1974 United Kingdom general elections. Contested Belfast, Woodvale in the 1969 general election. Contested Belfast, West in the 1973 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Contested Belfast, North in the 1975 elections to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention. Resigned from the Northern Ireland Labour Party in the late 1970s. Contested Belfast, North in the 1982 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly as an Independent candidate.

Rt. Hon. Roy Hamilton Bradford, journalist. Born in Ligoniel, 7th July 1920. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Trinity College, Dublin. Served with Army Intelligence in the Second World War. Producer and Commentator with BBC and Ulster Television. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Victoria from the 1965 general election until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 7th October 1966 until 27th September 1967. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education from 27th September 1967 to 2nd September 1968. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 2nd September 1968 to 3rd May 1969. Minister of Commerce from 24th January 1969 to 23rd March 1971. PC (NI) 1969. Minister of Development from 25th March 1971 until the prorogation of the Parliament. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, East as a pledged Unionist. Head of the Department of the Environment in the Northern Ireland Executive of 1974. Contested North Down in the February 1974 United Kingdom general election as a Pro-Assembly Ulster Unionist. Contested Belfast, East in the 1975 elections to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention as an official Unionist but without United Ulster Unionist Council support. Chairman of the European Movement of Northern Ireland from 1977 to 1987. President of the European Movement of Northern Ireland from 1987. Died 2nd September 1998.

John Joseph Brennan, a National Democratic Party member. Contested Belfast, Falls as an Independent Labour candidate in the 1962 general election. Sat for Belfast, Central from the 1965 general election until the 1969 general election, when he was defeated.

Rt. Hon. Sir Basil Stanlake Brooke, Bt., landowner and company director. Born 9th June 1888. Educated at Winchester College and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Chairman of Carreras of Northern Ireland Ltd. Director of Devenish Trade. Succeeded as 5th Baronet 1907. Served in the Army (Captain in the 10th Hussars). MC 1916. CBE 1921. An Ulster Unionist member. Member of the Senate from 1921 until his resignation in 1922 on appointment as Commandant of the Ulster Special Constabulary. Sat for the Lisnaskea division from the general election of 1929 until he resigned on 3rd February 1968. Assistant Whip from 28th May 1929 to 1st December 1933. Minister of Agriculture from 1st December 1933 to 16th January 1941. PC (NI) 1933. Minister of Commerce from 16th January 1941 to 16th February 1945. Prime Minister of Northern Ireland from 1st May 1943 to 25th March 1963. Created 1st Viscount Brookeborough 1st July 1952. HM Lieutenant for County Fermanagh from 1963 to 1969. President of the Institute of Directors of Northern Ireland. KG 1965. Died 18th August 1973.

Captain Rt. Hon. John Warden Brooke, son of Sir Basil Stanlake Brooke (see above). Born 9th November 1922. Educated at Eton College. Served in the Army during the Second World War, in North Africa, Italy and Germany. On personal staff of Field Marshal the Viscount Alexander of Tunis. Aide-de-Camp to Field-Marshal Earl Wavell, Viceroy of India 1947. Member of Fermanagh County Council from 1947 to 1973. High Sheriff of County Fermanagh 1955. Chairman of Fermanagh County Council from 1961 to 1973. Deputy Lieutenant for County Fermanagh 1967. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Lisnaskea division from the byelection of 22nd March 1968 until the prorogation of the Parliament in March 1972. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce from 3rd May 1969 to 23rd March 1971. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of the Prime Minister from 30th January 1970 until the prorogation of the Parliament. Minister of State, Finance and Chief Whip from 23rd March 1971 to the prorogation of the Parliament. PC (NI) 1971. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Down from 1973 to 1974 as a pledged Unionist. Succeeded to the Peerage as 2nd Viscount Brookeborough August 1973. Joined the Unionist Party of Northern Ireland in 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for North Down from 1975 to 1976. President of the Fermanagh Unionist Association from 1985. Died 5th March 1987.

James Brown, journalist. Born 1897. Educated at a grammar school. Sat for South Down from the 1938 general election until the 1945 general election when he stood down in order to contest (unsuccessfully) the Mourne division. A Farmers and New Industries candidate in 1938 but took the Ulster Unionist whip on election. He was an unofficial candidate in the 1945 general election. Contested Down in the 1945 United Kingdom Parliament general election, and in the byelection of 6th June 1946, both times as an independent Unionist. Contested South Down as an official Ulster Unionist candidate in the 1958 general election.

Thomas Henry Burn, lithographic printer. Born in Belfast, 19th January 1875. Educated at the Belfast National School. Secretary of the Belfast branch of the Lithographic Printing Society. Member of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, St. Anne’s from the 1918 general election until the 1922 general election (standing as a Labour Unionist). An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, West from the 1921 general election until the 1925 general election, when he was defeated. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 7th June 1921 until 16th April 1925.

Joseph Burns, auctioneer and valuer. Born in Belfast, 19th July 1906. Educated at Rainey Endowed School and New York University. Worked as a farmer in Canada, and as a salesman of stocks and bonds. Joined the Special Constabulary in 1920. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Londonderry from the byelection on 29th November 1960 until the Parliament was prorogued in 1972. Assistant Partliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 2nd September 1968 until 30th January 1969 when he resigned his post. Chairman of the ’66 Committee of Unionist backbenchers from 1970. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Social Services from 23rd March 1971 until the progation of the Parliament. Chairman of the United Unionist Action Council 1977.

Richard Byrne, Publican and merchant. Member of Belfast City Council from 1910 until his death. A Nationalist member. Contested Belfast, West in the 1921 general election. Sat for Belfast, Falls from the general election of 1929 until his death in 1942. Died 28th August 1942.

Thomas Hadden Caldwell, Director of a family furniture business. Born in Uganda, 30th June 1921. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. An Independent Unionist member, elected as a supporter of Terence O’Neill. Sat for Belfast, Willowfield from the 1969 general election until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Contested South Antrim at the 1970 United Kingdom general election. Joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in 1973, but resigned from it in 1974.

Mrs. (Lilian) Irene Mercer Calvert, businesswoman. Born at Belfast, 10th February 1909. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. School Secretary from 1936 to 1941. Chief Welfare Officer for Northern Ireland from 1941 to 1945. Contested Queen’s University in the byelection of 13th December 1944. An Independent member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1953, when she retired. Marketing Adviser and Managing Director of the Ulster Weaving Company from 1953. Honorary Secretary of the Northern Committee of the Irish Association from 1953. President of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce in the mid-1960s. Executive Manager of Great Southern Hotels from 1965. Head of Households for Doris Duke in 1970. Died 19th May 2000.

Sir John Campbell, consultant surgeon. Born 1862. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast, and the Royal College of Surgeons. Senior Surgeon at the Samaritan Hospital for Women. Consulting Surgeon at the Belfast Maternity Hospital. Chairman of Convocation at Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he retired. Knighted 1925. Died 31st August 1929.

John Dermot Campbell, managing director of Henry Campbell and Co., and Messrs Laverty and Co. Ltd (flax spinners). Born at Randalstown, 20th January 1898. Educated at Lockers Park School, Wellington College, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Served in Palestine with the Royal Artillery from 1918 to 1919. Deputy Lieutenant for Belfast. Deputy Flax Controller for Northern Ireland from 1940. Chairman of Carrickfergus Urban District Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Antrim from the byelection of 11th February 1943 until his death. Sat for the Carrick division from 26th August 1943 until his death on 23rd January 1945. Died 23rd January 1945 when his aircraft was lost.

Lloyd Campbell, managing director of Henry Campbell and Co. (flax spinners). Born in Belfast, 1868. Educated at Overslade School, Wellington College, and Queen’s College, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, North from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he retired. Died 20th February 1950.

Thomas Joseph Campbell, Barrister. Born c. 1872. Educated at the Christian Brothers School, Belfast, St. Malachy’s College, Belfast, and the Royal University of Ireland. Editor of the Irish News from 1895 to 1906. Chairman of the Ulster District Institute of Journalists 1899. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn) 1900. Called to the English Bar 1904. Revising Barrister from 1910 to 1914. King’s Counsel 1918. Local Government Election Commissioner 1921. Contested South Monaghan in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. First Treasurer of the Bar of Northern Ireland. First Secretary of the Circuit of Northern Ireland. Bencher of King’s Inn 1924. A Nationalist member. Member of the Senate from 1929 until he resigned on election to the House of Commons in June 1934. Contested Belfast, West in the 1931 United Kingdom general election. Sat for Belfast, Central from the byelection of 4th June 1934 until he resigned on 30th November 1945 on appointment as a Judge of the County Court. Bencher of the Inn of Northern Ireland 1938. Father of the Circuit of Northern Ireland 1943. One of the founders of the Anti-Partition League in November 1945. Judge of the County Court from November 1945 to May 1946. Died 3rd May 1946.

Joshua Cardwell, manager of a coal importing firm. Born 1910. Educated at a local primary school. Member of Belfast City Council from 1952 until his death in 1982, latterly as Alderman for Victoria Ward. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Pottinger from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, East from 1973 to 1974 as a pledged Unionist. Joined the Unionist Party of Northern Ireland on its formation in 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Belfast, East from 1975 to 1976. Died 1982.

John Carron, Farmer and Publican. Born in Kinawley, County Fermanagh, 1909. Former member of Lisnaskea Rural District Council. Founder Vice-Chair of the Anti-Partition League in Lisnaskea from May 1946. Chairman of the Enniskillen Fisheries Board. Contested the Lisnaskea division in 1949. Sat for South Fermanagh from the general election of 1965 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Opposition spokesman on community relations in 1969. Died 1998.

Major Rt. Hon. James Dawson Chichester-Clark, son of James Lenox-Conyngham Chichester-Clark (see below). Born 12th February 1923. Educated at Eton College. Landowner and farmer. Served with the Irish Guards from 1942, and at the Army staff college from 1956, retiring in 1960. Aide-de-Camp to Earl Alexander (Governor-General of Canada) from 1947 to 1949. Deputy Lieutenant for County Londonderry from 1954. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for South Londonderry from the byelection of 9th July 1960 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 25th March 1963 until 29th April 1963. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 29th April 1963 until 7th October 1966. Minister and Leader of the House of Commons from 7th October 1966 until 27th September 1967. PC (NI) 1966. Minister of Agriculture from 5th May 1967 until 23rd April 1969. Minister and Leader of the House of Commons from 2nd September 1968 until 23rd April 1969. Prime Minister from 1st May 1969 until 23rd March 1971. Minister of Home Affairs from 26th August 1970 until 23rd March 1971. Created Baron Moyola (life peerage) 1971. Vice-Lieutenant for County Londonderry from 1975 to 1993. Died 17th May 2002.

Captain James Lenox-Conyngham Chichester-Clark, naval officer. Born September 1884. Enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1899. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1906, Lieutenant-Commander in 1914, and Commander in 1917. Retired from the navy 1929. Justice of the Peace for County Londonderry. Deputy Lieutenant for County Londonderry. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for South Londonderry from the general election of 1929 until his death on 31st January 1933. Died 31st January 1933.

Daniel Hall Christie, company director. Born 31st January 1881. Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution and Manchester University. Member of Londonderry County Council from 1920 and of Coleraine Borough Council. Chairman of Coleraine Urban District Council from 1920 to 1928. Mayor of Coleraine from 1929 to 1938 and from 1944 to 1946. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Londonderry from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1938, when he retired. High Sheriff of County Londonderry from 1943. Died 22nd April 1965.

George Anthony Clark, farmer and company director. Born 24th January 1914. Educated at Canford School. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1938 until the general election of 1945 when he was defeated. Succeeded as 3rd Baronet 1951. Member of the Senate from 1951 until 1969 when he retired. Deputy Speaker of the Senate from 1957 to 1959. Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland from 1957 until 1967. Deputy Lieutenant for the City of Belfast 1961. Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Ulster Unionist Council from 1967 to 1972. President of the Ulster Unionist Council from 1980 to 1990. Patron of the Ulster Unionist Council from 1990 to 1991. Died 20th February 1991.

Thomas Loftus Cole, estate agent. Born 1877. Educated at Sullivan Upper School, Holywood. Qualified as a Pharmaceutical Chemist 1902. Member of Lurgan Urban District Council from 1911 to 1917. Member of Belfast City Council from 1931 to 1943. High Sheriff of Belfast 1937. Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast from 1937 to 1939. Chair of the Food Control Committee. Alderman of Belfast from 1943 to 1961. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, East from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1950 when he retired. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1949 until the general election of 1953 when he was defeated. CBE 1958. Justice of the Peace. Died 7th March 1961.

John Henry Collins, Solicitor. Born at Newry, 3rd March 1880. Educated at the Christian Brothers School, Newry, and Queen’s University, Belfast. Senior Partner in Collins and Collins, Solicitors. A Nationalist member. Sat for Armagh from the general election of 1925 until 1929, and for South Down from 1929 until the general election of 1933 when he stood down. Took his seat 2nd November 1927. Died 12th January 1952.

Michael Collins, civil servant. Born in Clonakilty, County Cork, 16th October 1890. Worked as a bank clerk in London. Returned to Ireland 1916. Taken prisoner during the ‘Easter Rising’ of 1916 at the Dublin GPO. Held at Frongoch, Merioneth. Released December 1916. Elected to the United Kingdom Parliament for South Cork from the general election of 1918 but did not take his seat. Deputy to the first Dáil Éireann for South Cork from 1919. Minister of Home Affairs in the Sinn Féin Provisional Government of Ireland from January 1919, and additionally Minister of Finance from July 1919. A Sinn Féin member. Sat for Armagh from the general election of 1921 until his death on 22nd August 1922 (did not take his seat). Elected to the Southern Ireland House of Commons for Cork Mid, North, South, South-East, and West in 1921. Deputy to Dáil Éireann for Cork Mid, North, South, South-East, and West from 1921 until his death, initially as a Sinn Féin member, from 1922 as Coalition Treaty. Delegate to the Anglo-Irish peace talks of October to December 1921. Chairman of the Provisional Government of Ireland from 1922. Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Army from July 1922. Head of the Government of Ireland from August 1922. Killed by irregular forces at Beal-na-bla, County Cork, 22nd August 1922.

Malachy Conlon, a Nationalist member. Sat for South Armagh from the general election of 1945 until his death in March 1950. Founder of the Irish Anti-Partition League in 1945. Full-time Secretary of the Irish Nationalist Party from November 1945. Died 27th March 1950.

Joseph Connellan, Journalist. Proprietor and Editor of the Frontier Sentinel. Joined Sinn Féin in 1908. Member of the Gaelic League. Senior Vice President of the Ulster Council of the National Athletic and Cycling Association of Ireland. Member of Newry Board of Governors from 1920 to 1922. A Nationalist member. Sat for South Armagh from the general election of 1929 until the general election of 1933 when he stood down. Sat for South Down from the general election of 1949 until his death in April 1967. Member of Newry Urban District Council. Chairman of the National Popular Front in 1964. Shadow Minister of Education from 1965 to 1967. Died 11th April 1967. His papers are in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, index D/2355.

Ivan Averill Cooper, civil rights campaigner. Born in Killaloo, County Derry, 1944. Former member of the Young Unionist council. Joined the Northern Ireland Labour Party 1965, but resigned from it in 1968. President of Derry Citizens’ Action Committee from 1968 to 1969. An Independent member. Sat for Mid Londonderry from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Founder member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in 1970. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Mid-Ulster from 1973 to 1974. Minister of Community Relations in the Northern Ireland Executive of 1974. Contested Mid-Ulster in the United Kingdom general elections of February and October 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Mid-Ulster from 1975 to 1976.

James Cooper, Solicitor and company director. Born 26th February 1882. Educated at Portora Royal School and Wesley College, Dublin. Member of Enniskillen Urban District Council. Chairman of Fermanagh County Council from 1924 to 1928. Deputy Lieutenant for County Fermanagh. Custodian of the Enniskillen Savings Bank. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he retired. Died 21st July 1949.

William Coote, woollen manufacturer and hosiery manufacturer. Born at Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, 10th December 1863. Educated at grammar school and private classical schools. Also worked as an Auctioneer. Member of Clogher Rural District Council from 1899. Justice of the Peace for County Tyrone from 1901. Member of Tyrone County Council from 1903. Deputy Lieutenant for County Tyrone. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for South Tyrone from the byelection of 28th February 1916 until the general election of 1922 when he retired. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1921 until his death in 1924. Died 14th December 1924.

Very Rev. Prof. Rt. Hon. Robert Corkey, professor of theology. Born at Glendernott, 1881. Educated at Foyle College, Magee College, at Queen’s College, Belfast, at Edinburgh University, and at Trinity College, Dublin. Minister at the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, Ballygawley from 1906 to 1910, and at Monaghan from 1910 to 1917. Professor of Ethics and Practical Theology at the Presbyterian College, Belfast from 1917 to 1951. Professor at the (presbyterian) Theological Training College. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1929 until his resignation on election to the Senate on 20th May 1943. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 6th February 1942 to 6th May 1943. Member of the Senate from 1943 to 1965. Minister of Education from 6th May 1943 to 21st March 1944. PC (NI) 1943. Deputy Speaker of the Senate from 1952 to 1953 and from 1957 to 1958. Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland from 1945 to 1946. Died 26th January 1966.

Rt. Hon. Sir James Craig, company director and landowner. Born in Belfast, 8th January 1871. Educated at Merchiston School in Edinburgh. Served in the Army (in South Africa from 1900 to 1902). Deputy Lieutenant for County Down. Grand Master of the Orange Order in County Down. Contested North Fermanagh in the United Kingdom Parliamentary byelection of 20th March 1903. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for East Down from the general election of 1906 until 1918, and for Mid Down from 1918 until he resigned on election to the Northern Ireland Parliament in June 1921. Treasurer of His Majesty’s Household from 14th December 1916 to 22nd January 1918. Created 1st Baronet 1918. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions from 10th January 1919 to 2nd April 1920. Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty from 2nd April 1920 to 1st April 1921. PC (Ireland) 1921. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Down from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for North Down from 1929 until his death in 1940. Prime Minister from 7th June 1921 until his death. PC (NI) 1922. President of the Ulster Unionist Council. Created 1st Viscount Craigavon 1927. Died 24th November 1940.

Rt. Hon. William Craig, solicitor. Born in Cookstown, 2nd December 1924. Educated at Dungannon Royal School, Larne Grammar School, and Queen’s University, Belfast. Served in the Royal Air Force from 1943 to 1946. Founder of Queen’s University Unionist Association in 1950. Admitted as solicitor 1952. Chairman of the Young Unionist Council from 1953 to 1960. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Larne division from the byelection of 5th February 1960 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 25th March 1963 to 29th April 1963. Minister of Home Affairs from 29th April 1963 to 22nd July 1964. PC (NI) 1963. Minister of Health and Local Government from 22nd July 1964 to 1st January 1965. Minister of Development from 1st January 1965 to 7th October 1966. Minister of Home Affairs from 7th October 1966 to 11th December 1968 when he was dismissed for alleged support of an independent Northern Ireland. Head of the Ulster Loyalist Association from 1969 to 1972. Ulster Unionist whip withdrawn in May 1970. Founder of Ulster Vanguard in 1972. Founder of the Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party in 1973. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Antrim from 1973 to 1974. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, East from the February 1974 general election until the general election of 1979 when he was defeated (while standing as an official Ulster Unionist candidate). Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Belfast, East from 1975 to 1976. Nominated to the Council of Europe in 1977. Rejoined the Ulster Unionist Party in 1978, but resigned in 1981. Contested Belfast, East in the 1982 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly as an independent Vanguard Unionist.

Robert Crawford, director of a drapery company. Born 1874. Educated at Ballymena Academy. Member of Antrim County Council. Served 23 years as Chairman of Antrim County Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Antrim from the general election of 1921 to 1929, and for Mid-Antrim from 1929 until the general election of 1938 when he retired. Leader of the Temperance Party in 1938. Deputy Lieutenant for County Antrim. Justice of the Peace. Died 28th July 1946.

Major Lancelot Ernest Curran, barrister. Born 8th March 1899. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Queen’s University, Belfast. Served in the Royal Flying Corps from 1917 to 1918. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn) 1923. Senior Crown Prosecutor for County Down. Chairman of the Court of Referees and Deputy Umpire under the Unemployment Protection Acts from 1926 to 1945. Served in the Army from 1939 to 1945. Queen’s Counsel 1943. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Carrick division from the byelection of 19th April 1945 until he resigned on appointment as a Judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland on 3rd November 1949. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 17th July 1945 to 12th June 1947. Attorney-General from 6th June 1947 to 4th November 1949. Judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland from 1949 to 1955. Lord Justice of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland from 1956 to 1975. PC (NI) 1957. Knighted 1964. Died 20th October 1984. (The murder of his daughter Patricia in 1952 led to a miscarriage of justice which took nearly 50 years to put right)

(Joseph) Austin Currie, Teacher. Born in Coalisland, County Tyrone, 11th October 1939. Educated at Edendark School, St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon, and Queen’s University, Belfast. A Nationalist member. Sat for East Tyrone from the byelection of 30th June 1964 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Organiser of the first civil rights march from Coalisland to Dungannon in August 1968. Founder member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in 1970. Chief Whip for the Social Democratic and Labour Party from 1970 to 1979. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from 1973 to 1974. Minister of Housing in the Northern Ireland Executive in 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention from 1975 to 1976. Contested Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the 1979 United Kingdom general election as an unofficial Social Democratic and Labour Party candidate when the party decided not to contest the seat. Social Democratic and Labour Party spokesman on North-South relations from 1979 to 1982. Selected as Social Democratic and Labour Party candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone for the byelection of 1981 but the party decided not to stand. Adviser to the European Commission from 1984. Contested the byelection of 23rd January 1986. Deputy to the Dáil Éireann for Dublin West, representing Fine Gael, from 1989 to 2002. Candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Ireland in 1990. Fine Gael spokesman on Communications from 1991 to 1994, on Equality and Law Reform from February to December 1994. Minister of State with responsibility for child care and children’s policy from December 1994 to June 1997. Member of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation. Fine Gael spokesman on Energy since 1997.

Rt. Hon. Sir John Clarke Davison, barrister. Born 19th April 1875. Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn) 1898. Legal Adviser to the Northern Ireland government from 1922 to 1925. Senior Crown Prosecutor for County Louth and County Antrim. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Armagh from the byelection of 25th November 1925 until 1929, and for Mid Armagh from 1929 until he was appointed Recorder of Londonderry on 24th August 1938. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 10th March 1937 until 17th June 1937. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 17th June 1937 until 23rd August 1938. Recorder of Londonderry from 1938. Died 19th February 1946.

Eamon de Valera, teacher of mathematics. Born in New York, USA, 14th October 1882. His original name was Edward de Valera, but he adopted the name Eamon due to his support for the Irish language. Educated at national school in Bruree, County Limerick, the Christian Brothers School, Rathluirc, County Cork, at Blackrock College, Dublin, and the National University of Ireland. Joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913. Teacher of Mathematics at Rockwell College and at Blackrock College. Captured during the ‘Easter Rising’ of 1916 and sentenced to death. This sentence was commuted to penal servitude for life; released 1917. President of Sinn Féin from 1917 to 1926. Elected to the United Kingdom Parliament for East Clare in the byelection of 10th July 1917, and for East Clare and East Mayo at the 1918 general election, but did not take his seat. Re-arrested May 1918. Contested South Down and Belfast, Falls at the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Deputy to the first Dáil Éireann for East Clare and East Mayo in 1919. President of the Dáil from 1919 to 1922. Escaped from Lincoln gaol in February 1919. A Sinn Féin member until 1926, when he formed Fianna Fáil. Sat for Down from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he stood down, and for South Down from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1938 when he stood down. Did not take his seat. Elected to the Southern Ireland House of Commons in June 1921 for Clare but did not take his seat. Deputy to Dáil Éireann for Clare from 1921 until 1959 when he was elected President of the Republic of Ireland. Chancellor of the National University of Ireland from 1921 to 1975. A Coalition Republic member from 1922 to 1926. Leader of the Opposition from September 1927 to February 1932, and from February 1948 to June 1951, and from May 1954 to March 1957. President of the Executive Council of the Dáil from February 1932 to July 1937. Taoiseach from July 1937 to February 1948, and from June 1951 to May 1954, and from March 1957 to June 1959. Minister of External Affairs from February 1932 to February 1948. President of the Assembly of the League of Nations in 1938. Minister of Education from 1939 to 1940. President of the Republic of Ireland from June 1959 to 1973. Died 29th August 1975.

Joseph Devlin, Company director. Born in Belfast, 1872. Educated at the Christian Brothers’ School, Belfast. General Secretary of the United Irish League. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for North Kilkenny from 26th February 1902 to the general election of 1906 when, elected for both North Kilkenny and Belfast, West he chose to sit for Belfast, West. Member for Belfast, West from the general election of 1906 until 1918, and for Belfast, Falls from 1918 until the general election of 1922 when he was defeated while contesting Liverpool, Scotland. A Nationalist member. Elected for both Antrim and Belfast, West in the general election of 1921. Chose to sit for Belfast, West and sat for that seat until 1929, and for Belfast, Central from 1929 until his death in 1934. Took his seat on 28th April 1925. Leader of the Nationalist Party and the National League. Full-time organiser for the Nationalist Party. Died 18th January 1934.

Patrick Joseph Devlin, trade union organiser. Born in Belfast, 8th March 1925. Joined Republican movement in 1936. Interned in Belfast prison from 1942 to 1945. Joined the Irish Labour Party in 1950. Member of Belfast City Council from 1956 to 1958. Joined the Northern Ireland Labour Party in 1958. Chairman of the Northern Ireland Labour Party from 1967 to 1968. Founder member of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Sat for Belfast, Falls from the general election of 1969 to the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Founder member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in 1970. Member of Belfast City Council from 1973 to 1985. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, West from 1973 to 1974. Minister of Health and Social Services in the Northern Ireland Executive in 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Belfast, West from 1975 to 1976. District Secretary for the Irish Transport and General Workers Union from 1976 to 1985. Member of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive from 1983 to 1986. Member of Belfast Harbour Commissioners. Resigned from the Social Democratic and Labour Party in 1978 and formed the United Labour Party. Founder Vice-Chairman of Labour ’87 from 1987. Died 15th August 1999.

Henry (Harry) Diamond, born 1908. Former Chairman of County Antrim Gaelic Athletic Association. Former Alderman of Belfast. Contested the Belfast, Central byelection of 4th June 1934 as an Anti-Partition candidate. Member of the Socialist Republican Party from 1944 until 1949. Sat for Belfast, Falls from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1969, when he was defeated. Joined the Northern section of the Irish Labour Party in 1949. Joint Founder of the Republican Labour Party in 1960. Contested Belfast, West in the 1964 United Kingdom general election. Died 1996.

Mrs. Anne Letitia Dickson, housewife. Born in London, 1928. Educated at Holywood and Richmond Lodge School, Belfast. Former Chair of the Northern Ireland Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. Chair of Carrick division Unionist Association. Member of Newtownabbey Urban District Council. Vice-Chair of Newtownabbey Urban District Council from 1967 to 1969. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Carrick division from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party in 1972. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Antrim from 1973 to 1974, elected as an unofficial Unionist candidate. Joined the Unionist Party of Northern Ireland in 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention from 1975 to 1976. Leader of the Unionist Party of Northern Ireland from 1976 to 1981. Contested Belfast, North in the United Kingdom general election of 1979. Chair of the Northern Ireland Consumer Council from 1985 to 1990.

Daniel Stewart Thomas Bingham Dixon, see Glentoran, 2nd Lord

Rt. Hon. Herbert Dixon, company director. Born in Belfast, 23rd January 1880. Educated at Rugby School and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Served in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the South African war, and in Remounts in the Great War (mentioned in dispatches). Director of Thomas S. Dixon and Sons Ltd. (Timber merchants and shipowners). High Sheriff for County Kildare 1916. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, Pottinger from the general election of 1918 until 1922, and for Belfast, East from 1922 until he was created a peer in 1939. OBE 1919. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, East from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for Belfast, Bloomfield from 1929 until his death in 1950. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 7th June 1921 to 6th February 1942. PC (NI) 1923. Minister of Agriculture from 16th January 1941 to 6th May 1943. Created 1st Baron Glentoran 8th July 1939. Succeeded as Baronet May 1950. Died 20th July 1950.

Rt. Hon. John Dobson, solicitor. Born at Lurgan, 7th May 1929. Educated at Lurgan College and Trinity College, Dublin. Member of Banbridge Urban District Council from 1961 to 1967. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for West Down from the byelection of 19th June 1965 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Chairman of the Ulster Unionist backbench ’66 Committee from 1968 to 1969. Minister and Leader of the House of Commons from 3rd May 1969 to 23rd March 1971. PC (NI) 1969.

Thompson Donald, shipwright. Born 1875. Educated at a national school. Honorary Secretary of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association from 1918 to 1925. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, Victoria from the general election of 1918 until 1922. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, East from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1925, when he was defeated.

Alexander Ernest Donnelly, Solicitor. Educated at the Christian Brothers School, Omagh, and the Royal University of Ireland. Member of Tyrone County Council from 1914 to 1951. Joint founder of Sinn Féin in Tyrone in 1916. Chairman of Tyrone County Council from 1920 to 1924. Member of Omagh Urban District Council. A Nationalist member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1925 to 1929, and for West Tyrone from 1929 until the general election of 1949, when he retired. Took his seat 2nd November 1927. Died 9th May 1958.

Eamon Donnelly, Clerk. Born in County Armagh. Sat for Armagh from the general election of 1925 until the general election of 1929, when he stood down. Contested Monaghan in the Eire general election of September 1927, and the Leitrim-Sligo byelection of 7th June 1929, as a Fianna Fail candidate. Contested Leix-Offaly in the 1932 Eire general election. Deputy to Dáil Éireann for Leix-Offaly from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1937 when he retired. A Republican member. Sat for Belfast, Falls from the byelection of 6th November 1942 until his death in December 1944. Did not take his seat. Died 29th December 1944.

Dr. George Dougan, medical doctor. Born 1872. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Great war. Member of Portadown Borough Council from 1923 to 1926. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Central Armagh from the byelection of 15th March 1941 until his death in 1955. Died 7th April 1955.

William Dowling, company director of a large family plumbing and engineering business. Educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution. A Belfast Water Commissioner from 1919 to 1932. Member of Belfast City Council from 1932. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Windsor from the byelection of 15th May 1937 until the general election of 1945 when he retired. High Sheriff of Belfast 1940. Died 8th December 1948.

Hugh Downey, a Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1949 when he was defeated. He was the uncle of Danny Morrison, later Director of Publicity for Sinn Féin.

James Augustine Duff, businessman. Born in Glasgow, 27th September 1872. Educated at the Board School, Glasgow, and the West of Scotland Technical College. Former member of Belfast City Council. Justice of the Peace for Belfast. Chairman of Belfast City Council Education Committee. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, East from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1925 when he was defeated. High Sheriff of Belfast 1923. President of the St. Andrews Society from 1925 to 1926. President of the Belfast Scottish Association. Contested Belfast, Pottinger in the general election of 1929. Died 4th March 1943.

Rowley Elliott, farmer and cattle breeder. Born 23rd April 1877. Educated at Cookstown Academy and the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Member of Tyrone County Council. Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for County Tyrone. Chairman of Tyrone County Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1925 until 1929, and for South Tyrone from 1929 until his death in 1944. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour from 10th November 1941 to 1st May 1943. Died 17th December 1944.

Rt. Hon. Arthur Brian Deane Faulkner, director of Belfast Collar Co. Ltd. Born 18th February 1921. Educated at Elm Park School, Armagh, and the College of St. Columba, County Dublin. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for East Down from the general election of 1949 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 23rd October 1956 to 15th December 1959. Minister of Home Affairs from 15th December 1959 to 29th April 1963. PC (NI) 1959. Minister of Commerce from 25th March 1963 to 24th January 1969, when he resigned in protest at the establishment of a Commission to inquire into the causes of violence. Minister of Development from 3rd May 1969 to 25th March 1971. Prime Minister from 23rd March 1971 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Down from 1973 to 1974. Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Executive in 1974. Expelled from the Ulster Unionist Party in January 1974. Founded the Unionist Party of Northern Ireland in 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for South Down from 1975 to 1976. Created Baron Faulkner of Downpatrick January 1977. Killed 3rd March 1977 in a hunting accident.

Erne Cecil Ferguson, solicitor. Born 2nd October 1911. Educated at Methodist College, Belfast, and Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Enniskillen division from the general election of 1938 until his resignation on 29th July 1949. Crown Solicitor for County Fermanagh from 1949. Deputy Lieutenant for County Fermanagh from 1949. Died 22nd August 1968.

Richard Ferguson, barrister. Born 22nd August 1935. Educated at Rainey Endowed School, Methodist College, Trinity College, Dublin, and Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 1956, and the English Bar in 1972. Also a member of the Republic of Ireland Bar. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for South Antrim from the byelection of 6th November 1968 until his resignation on 26th January 1970 due to ill health. Joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in March 1971. Queen’s Counsel (Northern Ireland) 1973. Chair of the Northern Ireland Mental Health Review Tribunal from 1973 to 1984. State’s Counsel (Ireland) 1983. Queen’s Counsel (England) 1986. Chair of the Criminal Bar Association (England) from 1993 to 1995.

Gerard Fitt, merchant seaman and insurance agent. Born in Belfast, 9th April 1926. Educated at the Christian Brothers’ School, Belfast. Formerly worked as a soap-boy in a barber’s shop. Served in the Merchant Navy from 1941 to 1953. Contested Belfast, Dock in the 1958 general election. Member of Belfast City Council from 1958 to 1981. Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1962 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972, as an Irish Labour Party member until 1964. Member of the Republican Labour Party from 1964 until 1970. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, West from the general election of 1966 until the general election of 1983, when he was defeated. Founder member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in 1970. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, North from 1973 to 1974. Deputy Chief Executive in the Northern Ireland Executive of 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Belfast, North from 1975 to 1976. Resigned from the Social Democratic and Labour Party in November 1979 and sat as an Independent Socialist member. Created Baron Fitt (life peerage) in July 1983.

Rt. Hon. William Kennedy Fitzsimmons, domestic engineer. Born in Belfast, 31st January 1909. Educated at Skegoniell National School, and Belfast Technical College. Member of Belfast Water Commissioners from 1948 to 1957. Justice of the Peace for Belfast 1951. Chairman of Belfast Water Commissioners from 1954 to 1955. President of Duncairn Unionist Association. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Duncairn from the byelection of 4th December 1956 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 16th March 1961 to 25th March 1963. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce from 16th March 1961 to 2nd April 1965. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 29th April 1963 to 22nd July 1964. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Local Government from July 1964 to October 1966. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Development from 1st January 1965 to 2nd April 1965. Minister of Education from 2nd April 1965 to 7th October 1966. PC (NI) 1965. Minister of Development from 7th October 1966 to 19th December 1968. Minister of Education from 19th December 1968 to 12th March 1969. Minister of Health and Social Services from 12th March 1969 until 1972. Died 21st February 1992.

Samuel Fryar, solicitor. Born in Banbridge, 4th February 1863. Educated at Banbridge Academy and Queen’s College, Galway. Member of Banbridge Urban District Council from 1894 to 1938. Solicitor to Banbridge Board of Guardians, Banbridge Rural District Council, and Tandragee Rural District Council. For four years Chairman of Banbridge Urban District Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for West Down from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1938, when he retired. Died 4th October 1938.

William Samuel Fyffe, journalist. Born in Strabane, 1914. Educated at a local secondary school. Chairman of the North West Cricket Union. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Tyrone from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972.

James Fulton Gamble, farmer and company director. Member of Castlederg Rural District Council from 1903. Formerly an Officer in the Ulster Special Constabulary. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Tyrone from the byelection of 10th November 1930 until his death in July 1943. Died 11th July 1943.

Robert Getgood, Trade Unionist. Organizing Secretary of the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers Union. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Contested the Antrim byelection to the United Kingdom Parliament of 11th February 1943. Sat for Belfast, Oldpark from the 1945 general election until the general election of 1949 when he was defeated. Chairman of the Irish Trades Union Congress. A delegate to the 1952 Moral Rearmament World Assembly at Caux.

Lord Glentoran (1st), see Herbert Dixon.

Lord Glentoran (2nd) (Daniel Stewart Thomas Bingham Dixon), insurance company director. Son of Herbert Dixon (see above). Born 19th January 1912. Educated at Eton College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Aide-de-Camp to the General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland from 1935 to 1938. Served in the Grenadier Guards from 1939 to 1946 (mentioned in dispatches). Succeeded as 2nd Baron Glentoran July 1950. HM Lieutenant for the City of Belfast from 1950 until 1976. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Bloomfield from the byelection of 31st October 1950 until his resignation on 22nd February 1961 on election to the Senate. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce from 5th May 1952 to 26th October 1953. Minister of Commerce from 26th October 1953 to 17th February 1961. PC (NI) 1953. Member of the Senate from March 1961 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Minister in the Senate and Leader of the Senate from 16th March 1961 until 27th July 1964. Speaker of the Senate from July 1964 until March 1972. KBE 1973. HM Lord Lieutenant for Belfast from 1976 to 1985. Died 22nd July 1995.

Lt-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Robert Gisborne Gordon, soldier and landowner. Born 28th July 1882. Educated at Rugby School and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Member of Down County Council. High Sheriff of County Down 1928. An Ulster Unionist Member. Sat for East Down from the general election of 1929 until the general election of 1949 when he retired. Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Ministry of Finance from 22nd April 1937 until 13th June 1940 when he resigned in protest at the lack of support for the war effort. Member of the Senate from 1950 until July 1964 when he resigned. Minister in the Senate from 23rd January 1951 until 28th February 1961 when he was elected as Speaker of the Senate. PC (NI) 1951. Speaker of the Senate from February 1961 until July 1964. President of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society from 1952 to 1964. Died 23rd April 1967.

Rt. Hon. John Fawcett Gordon, manager of flax camps. Born in Belfast, 1879. Educated at Fall River School, Massachussetts, USA. Member of Belfast City Council from 1920 to 1923. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Antrim from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for the Carrick division from 1929 until his resignation on 21st June 1943. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour from June 1921 until August 1938. Minister of Labour from 29th August 1938 to 6th May 1943. PC (NI) 1938. Chair of the National Assistance Board of Northern Ireland from 1943 to 1956. Died 21st June 1965.

Patrick Joseph Gormley, Potato Merchant. Educated at St. Columb’s College and the National University of Ireland. Member of Londonderry County Council from 1945. A Nationalist member. Sat for Mid Londonderry from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated. Seriously injured in a car accident in November 1965. Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 3rd May 1966 to 8th February 1967. Brother of Thomas Columba Gormley (see below).

Thomas Columba Gormley, Farmer. Born at Claudy, County Derry, 29th July 1916. Member of Strabane Rural District Council from 1947. Member of Tyrone County Council from 1950 until 1973. Contested Mid Tyrone as an Independent Farmer’s candidate in the 1958 general election. A Nationalist member. Sat for Mid Tyrone from the general election of 1962 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Resigned from the Nationalist Party in November 1969, and sat as an Independent Nationalist. Joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in March 1972. Contested Mid-Ulster in the 1973 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Member of Strabane District Council from 1973 until 1977. Died 1984. Brother of Patrick Joseph Gormley (see above).

Rt. Hon. William Grant, shipwright. Born in Belfast, 1877. Educated at a national school. A founder of the Ulster Volunteer Force. Founder member of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association. Chairman of the Belfast District Shipwrights Association. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, North from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for Belfast, Duncairn from 1929 until his death in August 1949. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour from 29th August 1938 until 10th November 1941. Minister of Public Security from 10th November 1941 until 6th May 1943. PC (NI) 1941. Minister of Labour from 6th May 1943 until 31st May 1944. Minister of Health and Local Government from 1st June 1944 until his death. Minister of Labour from 17th July 1945 to 2nd August 1945. Died 15th August 1949.

Arthur Griffith, journalist. Born in Dublin, 31st March 1872. Educated at the Christian Brothers School in Dublin. Formerly a typesetter and miner in South Africa. Editor of the United Irishman in 1902 when he formulated the policy of Sinn Féin. Editor of Sinn Féin from 1906 until 1915. Interned at Frongoch, Merioneth from May to December 1916. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for East Cavan from the byelection of 20th June 1918 until his death, and also for North West Tyrone from the general election of 1918 until his death, but did not take his seat. Deputy to the first Dáil Éireann for East Cavan and North West Tyrone from 1919. Vice President of the Irish Republic from January 1919 to January 1922. A Sinn Féin member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1921 until his death in August 1922 (did not take his seat). Elected to the Southern Ireland House of Commons for Cavan in June 1921. Deputy to the second Dáil Éireann for Cavan from 1921. President of the Republic of Ireland from January 1922 until his death in August 1922. Deputy to Dáil Éireann for Cavan from the general election of June 1922 until his death. Died 12th August 1922.

James Woods Gyle, Publican and wine merchant. An Independent Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, East from the general election of 1925 until the general election of 1929, when he was defeated while contesting Belfast, Dock. Member of the Senate from June 1933 until his death in 1935. Suspended from the Orange Order for seven years in 1934 because he visited Joseph Devlin MP on his deathbed. Died 1935.

Major Robert Lloyd Hall-Thompson, son of Samuel Herbert Hall-Thompson. Born 9th April 1920. Major in the Royal Artillery. Joined the Unionist Party in 1938. President and Trustee of the North Belfast Working Mens Club from 1954 to 1992. Sat for Belfast, Clifton from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Elected as an unofficial Ulster Unionist supportive of the then Prime Minister, Terence O’Neill. Joined the Ulster Unionist Party September 1970. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, North as a pledged Ulster Unionist from 1973 to 1974. Leader of the Assembly and Chief Whip in 1974. Joined the Unionist Party of Northern Ireland in 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Belfast, North from 1975 to 1976. Member of the Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority. Patron of Friends of the Union from 1986. Chair of Lagan Valley Conservative Association from 1988. Died 20th May 1992.

Lt-Col. Rt. Hon. Samuel Herbert Hall-Thompson, company director. Born at Crawfordsburn, 1885. Educated at Dulwich College. High Sheriff of Belfast in 1929. Chief Ordnance Officer for Northern Ireland from 1939 to 1942. Chair of the Ulster Unionist Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Clifton from the general election of 1929 until the general election of 1953 when he retired. Minister of Education from 21st March 1944 until 12th January 1950. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 28th February 1950 until 10th November 1953. PC (NI) 1944. Died 26th October 1954.

Francis Hanna, Solicitor. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. Founder of Francis Hanna and Company, Solicitors, specialising in trade union cases and personal injuries. Sat for Belfast, Central from the byelection on 22nd August 1946 until the general election of 1965 when he retired. Originally a member of the Northern Ireland Labour Party but resigned from that party in 1949 when it declared in favour of partition of Ireland; thereafter, sat as an Independent Labour member.

George Boyle Hanna, Barrister. Born at Ballymena, County Antrim, 17th December 1877. Educated at Gracehill Academy, Ballymena Academy and Trinity College, Dublin. Formerly a solicitor. Called to the Irish Bar 1920. King’s Counsel 1933. Member of Antrim County Council from 1908 until 1921. An Independent Unionist member of the United Kingdom Parliament for East Antrim from the byelection of 27th May 1919 until the general election of 1922 when he stood down. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Antrim from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for the Larne division from 1929 until he was appointed County Court Judge for County Tyrone on 29th April 1937. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 16th April 1925 to 29th April 1937. County Court Judge for County Tyrone and Chairman of Quarter Sessions from 1937 until his death. Died 30th October 1938.

Rt. Hon. George Boyle Hanna, Barrister. Son of George Boyle Hanna (see above). Born at Ballymena, County Antrim, 1906. Educated at Ballymena Academy, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the Bar 1927. King’s Counsel 1946. Commissioner for the Ulster Unionists in Armagh from 1934 to 1941. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Duncairn from the byelection of 29th November 1949 until his resignation on 20th September 1956 on appointment as a County Court Judge for County Down. Minister of Home Affairs from 26th October 1953 until 20th April 1956. PC (NI) 1953. Minister of Finance from 20th April 1956 until 21st September 1956. County Court Judge for County Down from 1956. Died 1st March 1964.

Thomas James Stanislaus Harbison, Solicitor. Born 1864. Educated at Cookstown National School, Cookstown Academy and St. Malachy’s College, Belfast. Agent for T.M. Kettle and W.A. Redmond from 1906 to 1910. Member of Tyrone County Council from 1911. Delegate to the Irish Convention from 1917 to 1918. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for East Tyrone from the byelection of 3rd April 1918 until the general election of 1918, for North-East Tyrone from the general election of 1918 until 1922, and for Fermanagh and Tyrone from 1922 until the general election of 1924, when he stood down, and from the general election of 1929 until his death. A Nationalist. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he stood down. Took his seat 26th October 1927. Died 22nd November 1930.

Robert John Rolston Harcourt, director of F.E. Harcourt and Company (coal merchants). Born 1902. Educated at a grammar school. Member of Belfast City Council. High Sheriff of Belfast in 1949. A Unionist member. Contested South Down in the 1949 general election. Sat for Belfast, Woodvale from the byelection of 4th April 1950 until his resignation on election as Lord Mayor of Belfast on 31st May 1955. Lord Mayor of Belfast and ex officio member of the Senate from May 1955 to May 1957. Knighted 1957. Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Justice of the Peace in Belfast. Died 25th August 1969.

Isaac George Hawthorne, farmer. Born 12th November 1912. Educated at Richmond School, Portadown, and Cliff Cottage School, Sheffield. Member of Armagh County Council from 1947 to 1958. A Unionist member. Sat for Central Armagh from the byelection of 15th October 1955 until the general election of 1969 when he stood down after he was not reselected. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 15th December 1959 until 25th March 1963. Assistant Whip from 6th December 1965 until 7th October 1966. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Development from 7th October 1966 until 27th September 1967 when he resigned after being convicted of drink driving.

Cahir Healy, Insurance Official. Born at Mountcharles, County Donegal, 2nd December 1877. Educated at the local national school, St. Columb’s Hall, and Derry Technical School. Formerly a journalist with the Fermanagh News, Roscommon Herald and Sligo Times. Member of Fermanagh Health and Welfare Committee, Fermanagh Regional Education Committee. Member of Fermanagh County Hospital and Erne Hospital. A Nationalist member. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1922 until the general election of 1924, when he stood down, and from the byelection of 7th March 1931 until the general election of 1935 when he retired, and for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from the general election of 1950 until the general election of 1955 when he retired. Interned by the Northern Ireland Government from 22nd May 1922 until 11th February 1924. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1925 until 1929, and for South Fermanagh from 1929 until the general election of 1965 when he retired. Took his seat 2nd November 1927. Joint Founder of the National League of the North in 1928. Interned by the United Kingdom Government under Defence Regulation 18b from 1941 until 1942. Died 8th February 1970.

George Henderson, Farmer. An Unbought Tenants Association member. Sat for Antrim from the general election of 1925 until the general election of 1929, when he was defeated when contesting Bannside as an Ulster Liberal Party candidate. Contested Antrim in the 1929 United Kingdom general election as a Liberal.

Captain Oscar William James Henderson, director of Century Newspapers and Ulster Television Ltd. Born 1924. Director of Sheltered Employment Ltd., a company formed to provide work for handicapped people. Chairman of the Ulster Unionist Council Publicity Committee. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Victoria from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1958 when he was defeated.

Thomas Gibson Henderson, housepainter and decorator. Born in Belfast, 1877. Educated at Jersey Street National School and Hampden Street National School. Founder member of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association in 1918. Resigned from the Unionist Party in 1920. Independent Unionist member of Belfast City Council from 1923 until his death. An Independent Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, North from the general election of 1925 until 1929, and for Belfast, Shankill from 1929 until the general election of 1953 when he was defeated. Joined the Independent Unionist Association in 1938. High Sheriff of Belfast in 1943. Freeman of the City of Belfast from 1964. Died 14th August 1970. Celebrated for making a speech, in two parts, lasting for nine and a half hours.

Dr. Eileen Mary Hickey, Doctor of Medicine. Born 1886. Educated at Queen’s University. Formerly a Civil Servant. Senior Physicial at the Mater Hospital, Belfast. President of the Ulster Medical Society. Member of the Board of Governors of the Mater Hospital. Member of the Eire National Health Council in 1949. An Independent member. Sat for the Queen’s University from the general election of 1949 until the general election of 1958, when she retired. Died 3rd February 1960.

William Sharpe Hinds, owner of an engineering business. Born 1906. Educated at a Belfast primary school. Member of Belfast City Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Willowfield from the general election of 1958 until the general election of 1969, when he was defeated.

Henry Holmes, managing director of a drapery store. Born 1912. Educated at a grammar school. Hon. Treasurer of the Commonwealth Labour Party from 1943 to 1944. Joined the Northern Ireland Labour Party in 1944. Contested Antrim in the 1945 United Kingdom general election as a Northern Ireland Labour Party candidate. Chairman of the Northern Ireland Labour Party in 1948. Joined the Ulster Unionists in 1949. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Shankill from the general election of 1953 until he resigned in October 1959 because of financial difficulties in his business.

John Hume, schoolteacher. Born in Derry, 18th January 1937. Educated at St. Columb’s College, Derry, and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. President of the Credit Union League of Ireland from 1964 to 1968. An Independent member. Sat for Londonderry, Foyle from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. One of the founders of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in August 1970. Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party from 1970 to 1979. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Londonderry from 1973 to 1974. Minister of Commerce in the Northern Ireland Executive in 1974. Contested Londonderry in the October 1974 general election. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Londonderry from 1975 to 1976. Associate Fellow of the Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, from 1976. Research Fellow in European Studies at Trinity College, Dublin from 1976 to 1977. Member of the European Parliament for Northern Ireland from 1979. Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party from November 1979 to 2001. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Londonderry from 1982 to 1986. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Foyle from the general election of 1983. Member of the New Ireland Forum from 1983 to 1984. Member of the Northern Ireland Forum for Foyle from 1996 to 1998 and Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party delegation to the all-party talks. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Foyle from 1998 until he resigned in November 2000.

Sir Alexander Wilson Hungerford, party official. Born in Belfast, 1884. Educated at the Model School, Belfast. Joined Unionist Party staff in 1912. Secretary to the Ulster Unionist Council from 1921 to 1941. Secretary of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Oldpark from the general election of 1929 until the general election of 1945 when he retired. Knighted 1929. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 1st December 1933 until 16th January 1941. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce from 16th January 1941 until 6th May 1943. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 6th May 1943 to 31st March 1944. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Local Government from 1st June 1944 to 3rd November 1944. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 3rd November 1944 until 17th July 1945. Member of the Senate from 1948 until 1957. Deputy Speaker of the Senate from 1953 to 1956. Died 19th January 1969.

Alexander Hunter, schoolteacher. Educated at Belfast Royal Academy, Stranmillis Training College, Trinity College, Dublin, and the Queen’s University of Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Carrick division from the byelection of 20th January 1950 until the general election of 1965 when he retired.

Sir Samuel Thompson Irwin, consultant surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Born 3rd July 1877. Educated at Foyle College and Queen’s University of Belfast. An international Rugby Football player from 1900 to 1903. Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Queen’s University, Belfast. Vice-President of the British Orthopaedic Association. President of the Ulster Medical Society. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University of Belfast from the byelection of 20th April 1948 until his death in June 1961. Knighted 1957. Died 21st June 1961.

John Johnston, chairman of several textile companies. Born 1874. Educated at secondary school. Member of Armagh County Council from 1920 to 1929. Sat for North Armagh from the general election of 1929 until the general election of 1945 when he retired. Knighted 1945. Died 9th March 1952.

Prof. Sir Robert James Johnstone, physician. Born at Greenisland, County Antrim, 1872. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Queen’s University of Belfast, and Vienna University. Professor of Gynaecology at Queen’s University of Belfast from 1920 to 1937. Chairman of the Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast. Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1921 until his death in October 1938. President of the British Medical Association in 1937. Knighted 1938. Died 26th October 1938.

Rt. Hon. Edward Warburton Jones, Barrister. Born 3rd July 1912. Educated at Portora Royal School and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 1936. Lay Member of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland. Chancellor of the Dioceses of Derry and Raphoe in the Church of Ireland from 1945 to 1964. Queen’s Counsel 1948. Called to the English Bar (Middle Temple) in 1964. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the City of Londonderry from the byelection of 18th June 1951 until his resignation on appointment as a Judge of the High Court on 1st March 1968. Chancellor of the Diocese of Connor in the Church of Ireland from 1959 to 1964 and from 1978 to 1981. Attorney-General from 20th March 1964 until 1st March 1968. PC (NI) 1965. Judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland from 1968 to 1973. Lord Justice of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland from 1973 to 1984. Knighted 1973. PC 1979. Died 18th March 1993.

Rt. Hon. John William Basil Kelly, Barrister. Born in Belfast, 10th May 1920. Educated at Methodist College, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the Bar 1944. Queen’s Counsel 1958. Senior Crown Counsel for Counties Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh from 1958 to 1964. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Mid Down from the byelection of 3rd December 1964 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Attorney-General from 11th March 1968 until March 1972. PC (NI) 1969. Judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland from 1973 to 1984. Member of the Law Advisory Committee of the British Council from 1982 to 1992. Lord Justice of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland from 1984. Knighted 1984. PC 1984. Chair of the Council for Legal Education of Northern Ireland from 1989 to 1993. Chair of the Judicial Studies Board of Northern Ireland from 1993.

William Kelly, an Anti-Partitionist member. Founder of Fianna Uladh [Soldiers of Ulster] in 1951. Convicted of sedition in 1953, after making a seditious speech, and fined 100. Imprisoned for a short time when he refused to pay the fine; released 20th August 1954. Sat for Mid-Tyrone from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1958 when he stood down. Did not take his seat. Member of the Republic of Ireland Senate from 1954 to 1957 (supported by Clann na Poblachta). Later emigrated to the United States of America.

John William Kennedy, area supervisor for a tailoring firm. Born 1910. Educated at a grammar school. Member of Belfast City Council. Founder of the British Sailors Friendly League. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Cromac from the byelection of 6th December 1962 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Assistant Whip from 1969 to 1972.

Patrick Kennedy, born 1943. Member of Belfast City Council from 1967 to 1973. Civil Rights protester from 1968. Founder member of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. Member of the Central Citizens Defence Committee. A Republican Labour Party member. Sat for Belfast, Central from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Central Citizens Defence Committee delegate to talks with Home Secretary James Callaghan in September 1969. Leader of the Republican Labour Party from August 1970. Withdrew from the Parliament in July 1971. Contested Belfast, West in the 1973 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Later moved to Dublin and worked as a building company representative. Died 3rd May 1999.

Michael Joseph Keogh, journalist. Editor of the Frontier Sentinel, published in Newry. Secretary of the National Council for Unity, Newry Branch. Secretary of the Newry Branch of the Anti-Partition League. Member of Newry Urban District Council. Chairman of Newry Urban District Council from 1949 to 1958. Member of the Nationalist Party Co-ordinating Committee from 1965. Secretary of the Nationalist Party Executive from 1966. A Nationalist member. Sat for South Down from the byelection of 25th May 1967 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972.

Robert George Caldwell Kinahan, company director. Born 24th September 1916. Educated at Stowe School. Director of a wine merchants, Ulster Bank, and Rank Hovis, among other companies. Member of Belfast City Council from 1948. Justice of the Peace for County Antrim from 1950. High Sheriff of Belfast in 1956. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Clifton from the general election of 1958 until he resigned on 29th April 1959 on election as Lord Mayor of Belfast. Lord Mayor of Belfast (and ex-officio Member of the Senate) from 1959 to 1961. Knighted 1961. Deputy Lieutenant of County Antrim from 1962. High Sheriff of County Antrim in 1969. Member of the Northern Ireland Advisory Commission from 1972 to 1973. Died 2nd May 1997.

Rt. Hon. Herbert Victor Kirk, chartered accountant. Born in Belfast, 5th June 1912. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Windsor from the byelection on 23rd November 1956 until the dissolution of the Parliament in 1972. Minister of Labour and National Insurance from 12th March 1962 until 22nd July 1964. PC (NI) 1962. Minister of Education from 22nd July 1964 until 2nd April 1965. Minister of Finance from 2nd April 1965 until March 1972. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, South from 1973 to 1974, as a pledged Unionist. Minister of Finance in the Northern Ireland Executive in 1974.

Samuel Kyle, Trade Union official. Born 1884. Contested Belfast, Shankill in the 1918 United Kingdom general election as the candidate of the Labour Representative Committee. Member of Belfast City Council. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Sat for Belfast, North from the general election of 1925 until the general election of 1929, when he was defeated while contesting Belfast, Oldpark. Leader of the Northern Ireland Labour Party from 1925 to 1929. Died 1962.

John Dunn Laird, son of Dr Norman Davidson Laird. Born 23rd April 1944. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Formerly a Computer Programmer. Later a public relations executive. Chairman of the Ulster Young Unionist Council from 1970 to 1971. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, St. Anne’s from the byelection of 12th November 1970 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Briefly expelled from the Ulster Unionist Parliamentary Party in January 1972 for voting against a ban on certain processions to be held on 12th July. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, West from 1973 to 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention from 1975 to 1976. Joint Honorary Secretary of the Ulster Unionist Council from 1976 to 1978. Created Baron Laird (life peerage) in 1999. Member of the Irish Railways Preservation Society.

Dr. Norman Davidson Laird, medical doctor. Born 1906. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Queen’s University of Belfast. Chairman of St. Anne’s Unionist Association from 1948 to 1969. OBE 1961. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, St. Anne’s from the general election of 1969 until his death on 28th April 1970.

Thomas Robert Lavery, director of a hemstitching company. Born 1852. Educated at a local primary school. Former member of Down County Council. Deputy Lieutenant of County Down. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Down from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he retired due to illness. Member of the Senate from 1929 until his death in 1938. Died 1938.

George Leeke, Hotel owner and farmer. Member of Londonderry County Council. A Nationalist member. Sat for Londonderry from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for Mid Londonderry from 1929 until his death in March 1939. Took his seat 10th March 1926. Died 30th March 1939.

David John Little, Barrister. Grandson of Dr. John Little. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and St. Andrew’s College, Dublin. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 1938. Queen’s Counsel 1963. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for County Down from 1939 to 1946. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for West Down from the byelection of 5th March 1959 until 9th May 1965 when he resigned on appointment as Recorder of Londonderry. Recorder of Londonderry from 1965 to 1979. County Court Judge for North Antrim from 1979 to 1980. Died 16th April 1984.

Prof. Frederick Thomas Lloyd-Dodd, Professor of Economics at Queen’s University, Belfast. Born 1878. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the byelection of 15th November 1949 until the general election of 1962 when he retired.

Captain Rt. Hon. William Joseph Long, Secretary. Born at Stockton-on-Tees, 23rd April 1922. Educated at the Friend’s School, Great Ayton, at the Royal Veterinary College, Edinburgh University, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Member of Donaghadee Urban District Council from 1952 until 1964. Chairman of Donaghadee Urban District Council from 1955 until 1964. Member of Down County Council Health and Education Committees. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Ards division from the general election of 1962 until the dissolution of the Parliament in 1972. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture from 22nd July 1964 to 6th December 1965. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Development from 6th December 1965 until 7th October 1966. Minister of Education from 7th October 1966 until 19th December 1968. PC (NI) 1966. Minister of Home Affairs from December 1968 until March 1969. Minister of Development from 12th March 1969 until 3rd May 1969. Minister of Education from 3rd May 1969 until March 1972.

Rt. Hon. William Lowry, Barrister. Born at Limavady, 19th March 1884. Educated at Foyle College and Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn) 1907. King’s Counsel 1926. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the City of Londonderry from the byelection of 27th April 1939 until he was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland on 5th June 1947. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 29th May 1940 until 6th May 1943. Minister of Home Affairs from 6th May 1943 until 3rd November 1944. PC (NI) 1943. Attorney-General from 3rd November 1944 to 5th June 1947. Judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland from June 1947 until 1949. Died 14th December 1949.

Dr. William Lyle, medical doctor. Born 30th March 1871. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. Medical Officer for Health of Newtownstewart. Member of Tyrone County Council. President of the North of Ireland Branch of the British Medical Association. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the byelection of 19th October 1942 until the general election of 1945, when he was defeated, and from the general election of 1949 until his death later that year. Died 2nd August 1949.

Sir Robert John Lynn, jounalist. Born at Antrim, 1873. Educated privately. Began work on the Northern Whig in 1903. Editor of the Northern Whig from 1913 to 1928. Later Managing Director of the Northern Whig. Chairman of the Advisory Education Council of Northern Ireland. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, Woodvale from the general election of 1918 until 1922, and for Belfast West from 1922 until the general election of 1929 when he stood down. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, West from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for North Antrim from 1929 until his death on 5th August 1945. Knighted 1924. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 17th June 1937 until 20th July 1945. Died 5th August 1945. His correspondence is in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, index D/3480/59.

Thomas Lyons, farmer. Born 18th February 1896. Educated at Albert Agricultural College, Glasnevin, Dublin. Emigrated to Australia in 1922 but returned in 1939. Justice of the Peace from 1944. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Tyrone from the byelection of 11th August 1943 until the general election of 1969 when he was deselected and stood down. Contested Fermanagh and Tyrone in the 1945 United Kingdom general election. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 22nd November 1955 until 11th March 1969. High Sheriff of County Tyrone in 1961. Died 16th May 1985.

Hugh Kelly McAleer, Merchant and Auctioneer. Born at Beragh, County Tyrone. Educated at Beragh Public Elementary School. Worked as a Teacher from 1886 to 1899. Member of Tyrone County Council. President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in County Tyrone. A Nationalist member. Sat for Mid Tyrone from the general election of 1929 until his death in May 1941. Died 12th May 1941.

Thomas Stanislaus McAllister, Solicitor. A Nationalist member. Sat for Antrim from the general election of 1925 until the general election of 1929 when he stood down. Took his seat 28th April 1925. Member of the Senate from 1929 until his death in 1950. Leader of the Nationalist Party in the Senate. Died 1950.

Edward Gerard McAteer, Accountant. Born at Coatbridge, 1914. Educated at the Christian Brothers’ Brow of the Hill School, Derry. A Civil Servant (Inland Revenue) from 1930 until 1944. Accountant in private practice from 1944. A Nationalist Member. Sat for Mid Londonderry from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1953, and for the Foyle Division of Londonderry from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated. Member of Londonderry City Council from 1952 until 1958. Vice-Chairman of the Anti-Partition League from 1947 to 1953. Chairman of the Anti-Partition League from 1953. Deputy Leader of the Nationalist Party at Stormont from 1958 to 1964. Leader of the Nationalist Party at Stormont from 1964. Leader of the Opposition from 1965 until 1969. Contested Londonderry in the 1970 general election as a Nationalist Unity candidate. Contested Londonderry in the 1973 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Supported the Irish Independence Party from 1977. Died 28th March 1986. His correspondence from 1945 to 1947 is in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, index D/1862/F/2.

Robert McBride, Farmer and textile worker. Born 1856. Educated at a primary school. Lay preacher in the Church of Ireland. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Down from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for West Down from 1929 until the general election of 1933 when he retired. Member of the Senate from 1934. Died 26th November 1934.

James Joseph McCarroll, journalist. Born at Augher, County Tyrone, 18th April 1889. Educated at a local National School and the Christian Brothers’ School, Armagh. Editor and Managing Director of the Derry Journal. A Nationalist member. Sat for the Foyle Division of Londonderry from the general election of 1929 until his death in March 1937. Died 3rd March 1937.

Rt. Hon. Sir William Victor McCleery, Managing Director of Hale, Martin and Company (flax spinners). Born 17th July 1887. Educated privately. President of the Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce from 1921 to 1946. Chair of then North Antrim Agricultural Association from 1922 to 1945. President of North Antrim Unionist Association from 1931 to 1946. Grand Master of the Orange Order in County Antrim. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Antrim from the byelection of 15th October 1945 until his death in October 1957. Minister of Labour from 12th April 1949 to 4th November 1949. PC (NI) 1949. Minister of Commerce from 4th November 1949 until 26th October 1953. Knighted 1954. Chairman of the Unionist Back Bench Committee from 1953 until 1956. Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland in 1954. Grand Master of the Imperial Grand Orange Council of the World in 1955. Deputy Lieutenant for County Antrim. Justice of the Peace of County Antrim. Died 30th October 1957.

Dr. Harold Ian McClure, Surgeon. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1962 until the general election of 1969 when the University constituency was abolished. Member of the Senate from 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972.

Robert Dodd McConnell, Army officer. Born at Bangor, County Down, 1921. During his service in the Army in World War II, he was blinded. Member of Bangor Borough Council from 1958 to 1973. An Independent Unionist member, elected on a pledge to support Terence O’Neill. Sat for Bangor from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in early 1972. Member of North Down Council from 1973 to 1981. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Down from 1973 to 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention from 1975 to 1976. President of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in 1976.

Rt. Hon. Robert William Brian McConnell, Barrister. Born 25th November 1922. Educated at Sedbergh School and Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 1948. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for South Antrim from the byelection of 10th December 1951 until his resignation on 14th August 1968. Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 20th November 1962 to 28th March 1963. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Local Government from 25th March 1963 to 22nd July 1964. Minister of Home Affairs from 22nd July 1964 to 7th October 1966. PC (NI) 1964. Minister of State, Ministry of Development from 7th October 1966 to 27th September 1967. Minister and Leader of the House of Commons from 27th September 1967 to 14th August 1968. President of the Administrative Tribunals Court from 1968 to 1981 (later retitled Industrial Court of Northern Ireland). Social Security Commissioner for Northern Ireland from 1968 to 1987. Vice-Chairman of the European Movement in Northern Ireland from 1987 to 1992. President of the European Movement in Northern Ireland from 1992 to 1995. Created Baron McConnell (life peerage) 1995. Died 24th October 2000.

Major James Hanna McCormick, soldier. Born at Belfast, 1875. Educated at Belfast Model School, the Royal School of Instruction, and the Hythe School of Musketry. He grew up in Canada. Deputy Mayor of Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada in 1908. Served in South Africa from 1899 to 1902, and in the Great War from 1914 to 1918. Administrative Commissioner of the Northern Government in Ireland from 1921 to 1924. Chairman of the Appeal Court of Northern Ireland from 1921 to 1924. Chairman of the Appeal Courts of the Ministry of Labour from 1928 to 1929. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, St. Anne’s from the general election of 1929 until the general election of 1938 when he retired. Died 28th November 1940 (or 4th May 1955).

William Frederick McCoy, Barrister. Born at Fivemiletown, 1886. Educated at Clones High School and Trinity College, Dublin. Served with the Army during the Great War. Called to the Irish Bar, 1920. Crown Prosecutor for County Fermanagh from 1926. Resident Magistrate for Belfast from 1937 to 1943. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for South Tyrone from the byelection of 12th April 1945 until the general election of 1965 when he retired. Senior Crown Prosecutor for Belfast from 1949 to 1967. Speaker of the House of Commons from 25th January to 23rd April 1956, while Sir Norman Stronge’s election was being validated. Died 4th December 1976. His correspondence is in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, index D/3333.

Rt. Hon. Sir Crawford McCullagh, Bt., director of Classic Cinemas Ltd., Maguire and Patterson Ltd., and a dry goods business. Born 1868. Educated at a primary school. Member of Belfast City Council. High Sheriff of Belfast in 1911. Lord Mayor of Belfast (and ex officio member of the Senate) from 1914 to 1916, and from 1931 to 1942, and from 1943 to 1946. Deputy Lieutenant for Belfast. Alderman of Belfast. Created a Baronet 1915. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, South from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1925, when he was defeated. PC (NI) 1941. Justice of the Peace for Belfast. Died 13th April 1948.

Edward Vincent McCullagh, Farmer. Member of Omagh Rural District Council. A Nationalist member. Sat for Mid Tyrone from the byelection of 16th August 1948 until the general election of 1953 when he was defeated.

Rt. Hon. John Clarke MacDermott, Barrister. Born 12th April 1896. Educated at Campbell College and Queen’s University, Belfast. Served in France during the Great War. Major in the Royal Artillery 1939. Called to the Irish Bar 1921. Determiner of Industrial Assurance Disputes from 1929 to 1938. King’s Counsel 1936. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1938 until he was appointed a High Court Judge on 2nd November 1944. Minister of Public Security from 25th June 1940 to 10th November 1941. PC (NI) 1940. Attorney-General from 10th November 1941 to 3rd November 1944. Chairman of the National Arbitration Tribunal of Northern Ireland from 1944 to 1946. Judge of the Northern Ireland High Court from November 1944 to April 1947. Lord of Appeal in Ordinary from April 1947 to 1951. Created Baron MacDermott (life peerage under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876) on 23rd April 1947. PC (UK) 1947. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland from 1951 to 1971. Chairman of the Commission on the Isle of Man Constitution in 1958. Died 13th July 1979.

Charles Edward McGleenan, Farmer, specialising in apple growing. Born 1893. Volunteer in the Irish Republican Army in the early 1920s. Interned in Newbridge Prison, from where he escaped. Contested Armagh in the 1935 and 1966 United Kingdom general elections. Joined the Anti-Partition League on foundation in 1945. An Anti-Partitionist member. Sat for South Armagh from the byelection of 6th December 1950 until the general election of 1958, when he stood down. Did not take his seat.

Basil McGuckin, Barrister of the Irish Bar. A Nationalist member. Sat for Londonderry from the general election of 1925 until the general election of 1929, when he retired. Took his seat 10th March 1926.

Samuel McGuffin, tradesman and hackle maker. Born at Belfast, 18th August 1863. Educated at Belfast Model School. Formerly a foreman, engineer and farmer. President and Senior Trustee of No. 12 Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Belfast. Water Commissioner for Court Ward in Belfast from 1915. Founder member of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, Shankill from the general election of 1918 until 1922. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, North from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1925 when he stood down. Contested Belfast, Shankill in the 1929 general election. Died 21st November 1952.

Michael McGurk, Farmer. Joined the Home Rule campaign in the early 1900s. Member of Tyrone County Council. Member of Cookstown Rural District Council. An Independent Nationalist and Farmers’ member (sat with the Nationalist group). Sat for Mid Tyrone from the byelection of 2nd July 1941 until his death in June 1948. Died 22nd June 1948.

John McHugh, Farmer. Member of Fermanagh County Council from 1898 until 1922. A Nationalist member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1925 until the general election of 1929, when he stood down. Took his seat 2nd November 1927. Member of the Senate from 1929 until 1945.

Rt. Hon. William Basil McIvor, Barrister. Born at Pettigo, County Fermanagh, 17th June 1928. Educated at the Methodist College and Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 1950. Chairman of Local Tribunals and of Redundancy Tribunals from 1966 to 1969. An Ulster Uninist member. Sat for Larkfield from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Minister for Community Relations from 26th October 1971 to March 1972. PC (NI) 1971. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, South from 1973 to 1974 as a Pledged Unionist. Member of the Ulster Unionist delegation to the Sunningdale Conference of December 1973. Minister of Education in the Northern Ireland Executive of 1974. Resident Magistrate from 1976 to 1993. Chairman of Lagan College from 1981.

Robert John McKeown, director of linen manufacturers. Born at Coagh, County Tyrone, 12th May 1869. Educated at Moneymore Intermediate School and privately. Chair of the Irish Power Loom Manufacturers Association from 1914 to 1920. Member of the Flax Control Board during the Great War. President of the Ulster Reform Club in 1920. Chair of the Ulster Liberal Unionist Association in 1921. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, North from the general election of 1921 until his death in April 1925. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education from 7th June 1921 to his death. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce from 7th June 1921 to his death. Died 9th April 1925.

Patrick Joseph MacLogan, a Republican member. Sat for South Armagh from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1938 when he stood down. Did not take his seat. A Sinn Féin Cumann is named after him.

Rev. James Godfrey MacManaway, Church of Ireland Minister. Born 22nd April 1898. Educated at Campbell College and Trinity College, Dublin. Served in the Royal Flying Corps from 1915 to 1918. Rector of Christ Church, Londonderry, from 1930 until 1947. Chaplain to the Forces from 1939 to 1945. MBE 1945. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the City of Londonderry from the byelection of 27th June 1947 until his resignation on 22nd January 1951. Elected to the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, West in the general election of 1950. His position as a Member of Parliament who was an ordained Minister in the Church of Ireland was called into question and was referred to a Select Committee, which reported in October 1950 that he was disqualified. Died 3rd November 1951.

Mrs. Julia McMordie, philanthropist and housewife. Born at Hartlepool, 1860. Educated at Chislehurst School. Member of Belfast City Council from 1917 to 1920. Alderman on Belfast City Council from 1920. (her husband was five times Lord Mayor of Belfast). An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, South from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1925 when she retired. High Sheriff of Belfast in 1928. A noted supporter of the Scout Movement in Belfast. Died 12th April 1942.

Thomas Wallace McMullan, managing director of a wholesale grocery and pharmaceutical retailing business. Born at Belfast, 3rd October 1864. Educated at the Methodist College and Queen’s College, Belfast. Member of Belfast Harbour Board. President of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Down from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he retired. Knighted 1929. Died 20th January 1945.

William McMullen, Secretary of the Irish Transport Workers’ Union. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Sat for Belfast, West from the general election of 1925 until the general election of 1929, when he was defeated while contesting Belfast, Falls. Contested Belfast, Central in the byelection of 4th June 1934.

Mrs. Dinah McNabb, housewife. Born at Lurgan. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. Member of Armagh County Council. President of the Federation of Soroptimists of Great Britain and Ireland. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Armagh from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1969 when she retired. Chairman of the ‘1966 Commitee’ from 1966 to 1968.

Prof. Eoin Mac Néill, Professor of Early History at University College, National University of Ireland. Born at Glenarm, County Antrim, 1867. Educated at St. Malachy’s College, Belfast, and the Royal University of Ireland. Founder of the Gaelic League in 1893. Chief of Staff for the Irish Volunteers from November 1913. President of Sinn Féin in 1916. Convicted of offences connected to the Easter Rebellion and imprisoned from 1916 to 1918. Rearrested in 1920 but soon released. Elected to the United Kingdom Parliament for the National University of Ireland and the City of Londonderry in the general election of 1918 but did not take his seat. Deputy to the First Dáil Éireann for National University of Ireland from 1919 to 1921. Elected to the Southern Ireland House of Commons for the National University of Ireland in June 1921 but did not take his seat. Deputy to the Dáil Éireann for the National University of Ireland from 1921 to 1923 and for Clare from 1923 to June 1927, when he was defeated, sitting as a Coalition Treaty member from 1922 and a Cumann na nGaedheal member from 1923. Speaker of Dáil Éireann from 1921 to 1922. Minister of Education from 1922 until 1925. A Sinn Féin member. Sat for Londonderry from the general election of 1921 to the general election of 1925 when he stood down. Representative of the Irish Free State at the League of Nations from 1923 to 1926. Representative of the Irish Free State on the Irish Boundary Commission from 1924 to 1925. Chairman of the Irish Historical Manuscripts Commission from 1928. Died 15th October 1945.

Robert Norman McNeill, Barrister and Lecturer. Born 1894. Educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the Irish Bar 1913. Commissioner for the Northern Ireland Government in County Fermanagh from 1922 to 1924. An Independent Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1929 until his resignation in January 1935. Took the Ulster Unionist whip from 1933. Chief Registrar of the Northern Ireland Bankruptcy Court from January 1935 to 1956. Died 28th May 1956.

Miss Elizabeth Hamill Maconachie, schoolteacher. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1953 until the constituency was abolished in 1969.

John McQuade, dockworker. Born July 1912. Educated at Snugville Elementary School. Professional Boxer (under the name of Jack Higgins). Served in the Army at Dunkirk and in Burma under General Wingate. Member of Belfast City Council from 1955 to 1972. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Woodvale from the general election of 1965 until his resignation in protest at the prorogation of the Parliament on 31st March 1972. Resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party and joined the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party in October 1971. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, North from 1973 to 1974. Contested Belfast, West in the United Kingdom general elections of February and October 1974. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, North from the general election of 1979 until the general election of 1983, when he retired. Died 19th November 1984.

Dr. Frederick McSorley, surgeon. Contested Queen’s University in the general elections of 1933 and 1938. An Independent member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1945 until his death in February 1948. Died February 1948.

James McSparran, Barrister. Born at Glasgow, 1st May 1892. Educated at St. Mungo’s Academy, Glasgow, St. Malachy’s College, Belfast, Queen’s University, Belfast, and the National University of Ireland. A Nationalist member. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn) 1916. King’s Counsel. Sat for the Mourne division from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1958, when he retired. Chairman (Leader) of the Nationalist Party from 1945 to 1958. Chairman of the Anti-Partition of Ireland League from 1945 to 1953. President of the Anti-Partition of Ireland League from 1953. Died 15th April 1970.

Rt. Hon. William Brian Maginess, Barrister. Born 10th July 1901. Educated at Lisburn School and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn) 1922. King’s Counsel 1946. Served with the Royal Artillery from 1939 to 1941. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Iveagh division from the general election of 1938 until he resigned on appointment as County Court Judge for County Down on 19th March 1964. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture from 16th January 1941 to 6th May 1943. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security from 16th January 1941 to 6th May 1943. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce from 6th May 1943 to 16th February 1945. Minister of Labour from 2nd August 1945 to 12th April 1949. PC (NI) 1945. Minister of Home Affairs from 21st June 1946 to 11th September 1946. Minister of Commerce from 12th April 1949 to 4th November 1949. Minister of Home Affairs from 4th November 1949 to 26th October 1953. Minister of Finance from 13th February 1953 to 20th April 1956. Attorney-General from 14th April 1956 to 20th March 1964. County Court Judge for County Down from March 1964 to April 1967. Died 16th April 1967.

Samuel Magowan, shopkeeper. Born 5th February 1910. Educated at a local primary school. Member of Hillsborough Rural District Council from 1946 to 1964. Formerly Chairman of Hillsborough Rural District Council. Member of Down County Council from 1955 to 1964. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Iveagh Division from the byelection of 9th May 1964 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 7th October 1966 until March 1972.

John Martin Mark, solicitor and landowner. Educated at a University. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Londondery from the general election of 1921 and for the North Londonderry from 1929 until the general election of 1933 when he retired. Resident Magistrate from 1933 to 1943. Died 5th January 1948.

(John Wesley) Neville Martin, director of a sack merchants company based in Belfast and Manchester. Born 1916. Educated at a local grammar school. Founder member of the Belfast Rotary Club. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Woodvale from the byelection of 15th November 1955 until the general election of 1958 when he was defeated. Died 17th April 1966.

Patrick Maxwell, Solicitor. Born 12th March 1909. Educated at the Convent of Mercy School, Derry, the Christian Brothers’ School, Derry, and St. Columb’s College, Derry. Worked for Londonderry City Council from 1934 to 1937 when he resigned in protest at the redistribution proposals. Chairman of the Derry Catholic Registration Association fron 1934 to 1952. Member of Londonderry City Council from 1934 to 1946. Leader of the Nationalist Group on Londonderry City Council from 1938. Founder Chair of the Irish Union Association in 1936. A Nationalist member. Sat for Londonderry, Foyle from the byelection of 7th May 1937 until the general election of 1953 when he was defeated, standing as an Independent, after having been defeated at the Nationalist convention. President of Londonderry Rotary Club from 1958 to 1959. Chairman of Rotary in Ireland from 1963 to 1964. Vice-President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland from 1966 to 1967. President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland from 1967 to 1968. Member of the Council of the International Bar Association in 1968. Resident Magistrate from 1968 to 1980. Died 15th December 1991.

Rt. Hon. William Morrison May, chartered accountant. Born at Limavady, 8th April 1909. Educated at the Methodist College, Belfast. Partner in Quin, Knox and Company. Served with the Royal Auxiliary Air Force from 1936 to 1939, and with the RAF from 1939 to 1945, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Ards division from the general election of 1949 until his death in March 1962. Minister of Education from 17th May 1957 until his death. PC (NI) 1957. Died 2nd March 1962.

Robert Dick Megaw, Barrister. Born 1869. Educated at Ballymoney Intermediate School, Belfast Royal Academical Institution, Queen’s College, Belfast, and the Inns of Court (Middle Temple). Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn), 1893. Professor of Common Law at King’s Inns from 1912 to 1914. King’s Counsel 1921. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Antrim from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1925, when he was defeated. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 7th June 1921 until 16th April 1925. Commissioner appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs to inquire into the administration of the Housing Acts by Belfast City Council from 1925 to 1926. Judicial Commissioner of the Land Purchase Commission of Northern Ireland from 1927 to 1937. Chancery Judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland from 1932 to 1943. Bencher and Honorary Secretary of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland. Member of the Senate of Queen’s University, Belfast. Died 2nd May 1947.

Rt. Hon. Henry (Harry) Cassidy Midgley, textile worker. Born 1893. Educated at a Belfast Primary School. Trade Union Secretary. Served with the Royal Engineers from 1914 to 1918. Member of Belfast City Council from 1920 to 1929. Contested Belfast, East in the 1921 general election. Contested Belfast, West in the 1923 and 1924 United Kingdom general elections. Alderman of Belfast from 1929 until 1942. Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1938, when he was defeated, and for Belfast, Willowfield from the byelection of 3rd December 1941 until his death in April 1957. A member of the Belfast Labour Party, and later the Northern Ireland Labour Party, from 1919 until he resigned in December 1942. Leader of the Northern Ireland Labour Party from 1933 to 1938. Founder of the Commonwealth Labour Party in December 1942. Minister of Public Security from 6th May 1943 to 21st March 1944. PC (NI) 1943. Minister of Labour from 31st May 1944 to 17th July 1945. Contested Belfast, South in the 1945 United Kingdom general election. Wound up the Commonwealth Labour Party and joined the Ulster Unionist Party in 1947. Minister of Labour and National Insurance from 4th November 1949 to 12th January 1950. Minister of Education from 12th January 1950 until his death. Died 29th April 1957.

William Thomas Miller, farmer. Born at Newtownstewart, 1865. Educated at the Model School, Newtownstewart, the Intermediate School, Newtownstewart, and the Methodist College, Belfast. Chief Registration Agent of North Tyrone Unionist Association. Hon. Secretary of North Tyrone, Tyrone, and Fermanagh and Tyrone Unionist Associations. Member of Strabane Rural District Council. Member of Tyrone County Council. Justice of the Peace for County Tyrone. Deputy Grand Master and Assistant Deputy Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Ireland. Contested North-West Tyrone in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1921, and for North Tyrone from the general election of 1929, until his death in October 1930. Died 6th October 1930.

Seán Milroy, journalist. Born in Belfast. Joined the Irish Volunteers in 1914. Interned in Reading Gaol during the Great War. A Sinn Féin member. Contested East Tyrone in the (United Kingdom Parliament) byelection of 3rd April 1918. Contested North-East Tyrone in the United Kingdom general election of 1918. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1925 when he stood down (did not take his seat). Elected to the Southern Ireland House of Commons for Cavan in June 1921 but did not take his seat. Deputy to Dáil Éireann for Cavan from 1921 until he resigned in protest at the government’s handling of the army mutiny in January 1925. Sat as a Sinn Féin member, later as Coalition Treaty, and then Cumann na nGaedheal. Contested Dublin North as a National Group candidate in the Dáil byelection of 16th March 1925. Contested Cavan as an Independent candidate in the June 1927 Irish Free State general election.

Hugh Minford, farmer and businessman. Born 30th January 1880. Educated at an Antrim primary school. Member of Antrim Rural District Council. Founder member of the Ulster Farmers’ Union. Justice of the Peace for County Antrim. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Antrim division from the general election of 1929 until his death in December 1950. Died 18th December 1950.

Rt. Hon. Nathaniel Owens Minford, son of Hugh Minford (see above). Born at Templepatrick, 2nd December 1912. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Businessman and farmer. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Antrim division from the byelection of 2nd February 1951 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Development from 27th September 1967 to 2nd September 1968. Senior Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Development from 2nd September 1968 to 12th March 1969. Minister of State at the Ministry of Development from 12th March 1969 to 30th March 1972. PC (NI) 1969. Minister and Leader of the House of Commons from 23rd March 1971 to 30th March 1972. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Antrim from 1973 to 1974 as a pledged Ulster Unionist. Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Died 5th September 1975.

Lt-Col. Dr. Arthur Brownlow Mitchell, consultant surgeon. Born 24th October 1865. Educated at Blue Coat School, Dublin, the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and Queen’s College, Belfast. Served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, from 1914 to 1918. Member of the Army Medical Consultants Council from 1917 to 1919. Surgeon at the Ulster Hospital, Children and Women. Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Member of the Senate of Queen’s University, Belfast. Chairman of the Board of Management of the Royal Victoria Hospital. Contested Queen’s University in the 1929 general election. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the byelection of 22nd March 1935 until his death in September 1942. Died 3rd September 1942.

Captain Robert James Mitchell, sales representative. Born 1912. Educated at a grammar school. Member of Lurgan Borough Council from 1957 to 1973. Mayor of Lurgan from 1960 to 1961. Member of Armagh County Council from 1963 to 1973. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Armagh from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Secretary of the ‘1966’ Committee from 1971 to 1972. Contested Armagh in the 1973 elections to the Northern Ireland Asssembly as a pledged Ulster Unionist. Member of Coleraine Borough Council from 1977 to 1993. Vice-Chairman of East Londonderry Conservative Association from 1989. Died 5th January 1998.

Rt. Hon. Thomas Moles, journalist. Born at Belfast, November 1871. Educated at the Collegiate School, Ballymena. Began work as a journalist in 1893. Leader Writer for the Belfast Telegraph from 1909 to 1924. Irish Representative on the British Press visit to Canada in 1911. Member of the Secretariat to the Irish Convention from 1917 to 1918. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Belfast, Ormeau from the general election of 1918 until 1922, and for Belfast, South from 1922 until the general election of 1929 when he retired. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, South from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for Belfast, Ballynafeigh from 1929 until his death in 1937. First member to be declared elected to the Northern Ireland House of Commons. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker from 7th June 1921 until his death. PC (NI) 1923. Managing Editor of the Belfast Telegraph from 1924 to 1937. Died 3rd February 1937.

Rt. Hon. Rev. Robert Moore, farmer. Born at Coleraine, 1886. Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution, Queen’s College, Galway, and McCrea-Magee College, Londonderry. Ordained as a Priest in the Presbyterian Church in 1912. President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union from 1937 to 1940 and from 1941 to 1942. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Londonderry from the general election of 1938 until his death in September 1960. Minister of Agriculture from 6th May 1943 until his death. PC (NI) 1943. Died 1st September 1960.

Joseph William Morgan, proprietor of a ladieswear shop. Born 1898. Educated at a grammar school. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Cromac from the general election of 1953 until his death in September 1962. Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means from 3rd April 1958 until his death. Died 19th September 1962.

Murtagh Morgan, a member of the Irish Labour Party. Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1958, when he retired.

Rt. Hon. William James Morgan, owner of John Morgan and sons, a transport contractor’s business. Born 17th July 1914. Educated at a grammar school. President of the Irish Temperance Alliance. Chairman of Oldpark YMCA. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Oldpark from the general election of 1949 until the general election of 1958 when he was defeated, and for Belfast, Clifton from the byelection of 28th May 1959 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 15th December 1958 to 17th February 1961. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce and Production from 15th December 1959 until 17th February 1961. Minister of Health and Local Government from 17th February 1961 to 22nd July 1964. PC (NI) 1961. Minister of Labour and National Insurance 22nd July 1964 to 1st January 1965. Minister of Health and Social Services from 1st January 1965 to 27th January 1969 when he resigned. He was prevented by Court Order from referring to himself as the official Unionist candidate at the 1969 general election because of a violation of the rules at his selection meeting. Member of the Senate from 1969 until he resigned in 1970. Contested South Antrim in the byelection of 16th April 1970. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast, North from 1973 to 1974 as a pledged Ulster Unionist. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention from 1975 to 1976. Died 12th May 1999.

Dr. Hugh Smith Morrison, surgeon. Born 1858. Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution, Queen’s College, Belfast, and the College of Surgeons in Dublin. Coroner for Coleraine. Author of Modern Ulster, its Industries, Customs and Politics. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he retired. Died 20th May 1929.

Rt. Hon. Captain Sir Henry George Hill Mulholland, company director and landowner. Born 20th December 1888. Educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. Served with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force in the Great War, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Down from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for the Ards division from 1929 until the general election of 1945 when he retired. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 16th April 1925 to 28th May 1929. Speaker of the House of Commons from 29th May 1929 to 14th June 1945. PC (NI) 1930. National Governor of the BBC for Northern Ireland from 1952 to 1958. Died 5th March 1971.

Miss Sheelagh Mary Murnaghan, Barrister. Born at Dublin, 26th May 1924. Educated at Loreto Convent School, Omagh, at Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, at Dublin University, and at Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the Northern Irish Bar, 1948. Chair of Industrial and National Insurance Tribunals. Member of the United Nations Association. Contested Belfast, South in the 1959 United Kingdom general election. A Liberal member. Sat for Queen’s University from the byelection of 22nd November 1961 until the general election of 1969 when she was defeated while contesting North Down. Contested North Down in the 1966 United Kingdom general election. Member of the Northern Ireland Advisory Commission and the Community Relations Commission from 1972 to 1973. Contested Belfast, South in the elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Died 14th September 1993.

Peter Murnoy, Farmer. Volunteer in the Irish Republican Army from 1916 to 1922. Joint founder of the National Defence Association in 1926. Founder of the National Council for Unity in 1937. A Nationalist member. Sat for South Down from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1949 when he stood down after another candidate was adopted at the Nationalist Convention.

Rt. Hon. Edward Sullivan Murphy, Barrister. Born 3rd February 1880. Educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn) 1903. Bencher of King’s Inn from 1921. Bencher of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland. Called to the English Bar (Inner Temple) 1921. King’s Counsel. Member of the Senate from 1929 until he resigned on election to the House of Commons. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the City of Londonderry from the general election of 1929 until he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal on 13th April 1939. Attorney-General from 3rd December 1937 to 13th April 1939. Lord Justice of Appeal from 13th April 1939 until his death in 1945. Died 3rd December 1945.

Rt. Hon. Major Ivan Neill, Director of an Engineering Consultancy. Born at Belfast, 1st July 1906. Educated at Ravenscroft National School, Shaftesbury Tutorial College, and Queen’s University, Belfast (BSc Econ). Served with the Royal Engineers from 1939 to 1946. Member of Belfast City Council from 1946 to 1948. Alderman of Belfast from 1948 to 1950. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Ballynafeigh from the general election of 1949 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Minister of Labour and National Insurance from 12th January 1950 to 12th March 1962. PC (NI) 1950. Minister of Education from 12th March 1962 to 22nd July 1964. Minister of Finance and Leader of the House of Commons from 22nd July 1964 to 2nd April 1965 when he resigned from the government. Alderman of Belfast from 1964 to 1970. Minister of Development from 19th December 1968 to 3rd March 1969. Speaker of the House of Commons from 3rd March 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament on 30th March 1972.

Thomas Charles Nelson, owner of a painting and decorating business. Born 1888. Educated at a Fermanagh Primary School. Served in the Royal Ulster Constabulary Special Constabulary. Member of the Senate from 1945 until he resigned in October 1949 on election to the House of Commons. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Enniskillen division from the byelection of 24th October 1949 until his death in March 1954. Died 16th March 1954.

John William Nixon, policeman. Born at Graddum, County Cavan, 1880. District Inspector of Police in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. In 1924 he was summoned before a Court of Inquiry after he made a political speech at an Orange Lodge, contrary to disciplinary regulations. Dismissed by administrative order of the Prime Minister. Alderman of Belfast from 1924 to 1949. Contested Belfast, North in the general election of 1925. An Independent Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Woodvale from the general election of 1929 until his death in May 1949. Died 11th May 1949. He is strongly suspected of having led an unofficial RUC squad (known as the ‘Cromwell Club’) responsible for murdering the male members of the McMahon family in March 1922.

Dr. Robert Samuel Nixon, doctor of medicine. Born May 1909. Educated at Mountjoy School, Dublin, and Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Down from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1969 when he retired. The Ulster Unionist whip was withdrawn from him for a few months in 1965. Contested North Down in the 1970 UK General Election as an Independent Unionist.

John Dillon Nugent, insurance representative and company director. Born at Keady, County Armagh, 1869. Educated at National Schools in Keady. Director of the Irish Life and General Insurance Company Ltd., the Associated Trading Company Ltd., Silica Industries Ltd., O’Leary and Company (Furniture Merchants), and Cloyne Clay Company. National Secretary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (Board of Erin) from 1904 until his death. Member of Dublin Town Council from 1912 to 1922. Member of North Dublin Board of Guardians. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Dublin, College Green from the byelection of 11th June 1915 until the general election of 1918 when he was defeated contesting Dublin, St. Michan’s. A Nationalist member. Sat for Armagh from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1925 when he was defeated. Died 1st March 1940.

Roderick Hugh O’Connor, Solicitor. Born 1910. Director of the Ulster Herald series of newspapers. Member of public boards in County Tyrone. A Nationalist member. Sat for West Tyrone from the general election of 1949 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Chairman (Leader) of the Nationalist Party at Stormont from 1969 to 1972. Died 23rd January 2000.

Patrick Michael O’Hanlon, Teacher. Born at Drogheda, County Louth, 8th May 1944. Educated at University College, Dublin. Later trained as a Barrister. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 1986. Member of the South-East Ulster Development Association. Civil Rights campaigner from 1968. An Independent member. Sat for South Armagh from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Founder member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in August 1970. Social Democratic and Labour Party delegate to talks with the Republic of Ireland Government in 1973. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Armagh from 1973 to 1974. Chief Whip of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Contested Armagh in the 1974 United Kingdom general election, the 1975 elections to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention, and the 1982 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

William Oliver, sub-postmaster. Born 1915. Educated at a Belfast primary school. Member of Belfast City Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1958 until the general election of 1962, when he was defeated. Contested Belfast, Dock in the 1965 general election.

Seán O’Mahoney, tea merchant and commercial traveller. Member of Dublin City Council. Interned in Lincoln prison in 1918. Elected to the United Kingdom Parliament for South Fermanagh in 1918 but did not take his seat. Released from prison 1919. Deputy to the first Dáil Éireann for South Fermanagh in 1919. Re-arrested in a raid on Sinn Féin offices in Dublin in November 1919 and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment. A Sinn Féin member. Sat for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the general election of 1921 to the general election of 1925 when he was defeated (did not take his seat). Deputy to the second Dáil Éireann for Fermanagh and Tyrone in 1921. Died 28th November 1934.

Patrick O’Neill, hotel proprietor. Member of Down County Council. A Nationalist member. Sat for Down from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for the Mourne division from 1929 until the general election of 1938 when he retired . Took his seat on 9th March 1926. Spokesman of the Irish Nationalist Party at Stormont on financial matters. Died 2nd February 1938.

Rt. Hon. Phelim Robert Hugh O’Neill, son of Major Rt. Hon. Sir Robert William Hugh O’Neill (see below). Born 2nd November 1909. Educated at Eton College. Served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War, rising to the rank of Major. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for North Antrim from the byelection of 27th October 1952 to the general election of 1959 when he stood down. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for North Antrim from the general election of 1958 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Minister of Education from 12th March 1969 to 3rd May 1969. PC (NI) 1969. Minister of Agriculture from 3rd May 1969 to 23rd March 1971. Joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in 1972. Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland delegation to the Darlington Conference of 1972. Contested North Antrim in the 1973 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Succeeded to the peerage as 2nd Baron Rathcavan 28th November 1982. Died 20th December 1994.

Major Rt. Hon. Sir Robert William Hugh O’Neill, Barrister. Born 8th June 1883. Educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford. Contested Stockport in the general election of 1906. Called to the English Bar (Inner Temple) 1909 and served on the North-Eastern circuit. Served in the North of Ireland Yeomanry from 1902 to 1907. Captain in the Royal Irish Rifles from 1914 to 1916. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament from the byelection of 17th February 1915 until 1922, and for Antrim from 1922 until 1950, and for North Antrim from 1950 until he resigned in October 1952. Captain on the general list from 1917, and promoted to Major in 1918. Formerly Pro-Chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast. Deputy Lieutenant for County Antrim. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Antrim from the general election of 1921 until the general election of 1929 when he stood down. Speaker of the House of Commons from 7th June 1921. PC (Ireland) 1921. PC (NI) 1922. Created 1st Baronet in May 1929. Chairman of the Conservative Members’ (‘1922’) Committee from 1935 to 1939. PC (UK) 1937. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for India and Burma from 11th September 1939 to 10th May 1940. Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim from 1949 to 1959. Father of the United Kingdom House of Commons from 1951 to 1952. Created 1st Baron Rathcavan in 1953. Died 28th November 1982.

Rt. Hon. Terence Marne O’Neill, landowner. Born 10th September 1914. Educated at Eton College. Served in the Irish Guards during the Second World War, rising to the rank of Captain. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Bann Side division from the byelection of 7th November 1946 until he resigned on 26th January 1970. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Local Government from 23rd February 1948 to 10th November 1953. High Sheriff of Country Antrim in 1953. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 10th November 1953 to 21st November 1955. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Local Government, and the Ministry of Home Affairs, from 22nd November 1955 to 20th April 1956. Minister of Home Affairs from 20th April 1956 to 23rd October 1956. PC (NI) 1956. Minister of Finance from 21st September 1956 to 25th March 1963. Prime Minister from 25th March 1963 to 28th April 1969. Raised to the Peerage as Lord O’Neill of the Maine in January 1970. Died 12th June 1990.

James O’Reilly, farmer. Member of Kilkeel Rural District Council. Contested Armagh in the byelection of 5th March 1948. A Nationalist member. Sat for the Mourne division from the general election of 1958 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker from 3rd February 1966 to 28th April 1966 and from 14th February 1967 to 3rd February 1969. Whip for the Irish Nationalist Party from 1969 to 1972. Contested South Down in the 1973 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Rev. Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, presbyterian minister. Born at Armagh, 6th April 1926. Educated at Ballymena Model School, Ballymena Technical High School, South Wales Bible College, the Reformed Presbyterian Theological College in Belfast, and Bob Jones University in South Carolina. Ordained as a Presbyterian Minister in 1946. Minister at the Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church from 1946. Moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster from 1951. Founder of the Protestant Telegraph in 1966. Contested the Bann Side division in the 1969 general election. A Protestant Unionist Party member. Sat for the Bann Side division from the byelection of 16th April 1970 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for North Antrim from the general election of 1970 until his resignation in December 1985. Founder member of the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party on 30th October 1971. Leader of the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party since October 1971. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Antrim from 1973 to 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for North Antrim from 1975 to 1976. Member of the European Parliament for Northern Ireland from 1979. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Antrim from 1982 to 1986. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for North Antrim from the byelection of 23rd January 1986. Member of the Northern Ireland Forum from 1996 to 1998. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Antrim from 1998.

George William Panter, army officer. Educated at Sedbergh School, Trinity College, Dublin, and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Served in the army during the Great War (lost his left arm at the Battle of the Somme in 1916). Served in the Royal Flying Corps from 1917 to 1918. Served with the Royal Irish Rifles in Italy and the Sudan from 1919 to 1935. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Mourne division from the general election of 1938 until he retired in 1945. Died 1945.

Rt. Hon. Dame Dehra S. Parker, housewife. Born at Kilrea, 1882. Educated privately. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Londonderry from the general election 1921 until the general election of 1929 when she stood down. Known as Dehra Chichester before her marriage on 4th June 1928. Sat for South Derry from the general election of 1933 until her resignation on 15th June 1960. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education from 1st December 1937 to 15th March 1944. Chairman of the Northern Ireland General Health Services Board from 1948 to 1949. Minister of Health and Local Government from 26th August 1949 to 13th March 1957. PC (NI) 1949. Died 30th November 1963.

Captain John Patrick, soldier. Born 10th June 1898. Educated at Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy, Dulwich. Served in the Army, rising to the rank of Brigadier. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Mid Antrim from the general election of 1938 until the general election of 1945 when he retired after being deselected.

Malcolm William Patrick, director of a textiles company. Born 1885. Superintendent of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Antrim County Councillor. Served in the Royal Army Observer Corps during the Great War. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Bann Side division from the byelection of 10th November 1939 until his death in September 1946. Died 17th September 1946.

Captain John Robert Perceval-Maxwell, landowner. Born 1897. Educated at Eton College and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Called to the Bar but did not practise as a Barrister. Member of the Senate from 1935 to 1941, and from 1941 until he resigned in 1945. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Ards division from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1949 when he retired after being deselected. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce from 21st September 1945 to 26th February 1949.

Rt. Hon. Hugh MacDowell Pollock, director of a flour merchants, ropeworks, and insurance company. Born at Bangor, 1852. Educated at a Bangor primary school. Belfast Harbour Commissioner from 1900 to 1921. President of Belfast Chamber of Commerce from 1917 to 1918. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, South from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for Belfast, Windsor from 1929 until his death in April 1937. Minister of Finance from 7th June 1921 until 15th April 1937. PC (NI) 1921. Died 15th April 1937.

Norman Porter, Director of the Evangelical Protestant Society. An Independent Unionist. Sat for Belfast, Clifton from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1958, when he was defeated. Contested Belfast, Clifton in the byelection of 28th May 1959, and Belfast, Duncairn in the general election of 1969.

Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Wilson Porter, Barrister. Born at Londonderry, 23rd December 1923. Educated at Foyle College and Queen’s University, Belfast. Served with the Royal Air Force Ulster Regiment from 1943 to 1946, and with the territorial Royal Artillery from 1950 to 1956. Queen’s Counsel 1965. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s Univerity from the byelection of 23rd November 1966 until the general election of 1969, and for the Lagan Valley division from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 8th January 1969 to 27th January 1969. Minister of Health and Social Services from 27th January 1969 to 12th March 1969. PC (NI) 1969. Minister of Home Affairs from 12th March 1969 until he resigned on 26th August 1970. Resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party in June 1972. Joined the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in 1972. Deputy Recorder of Belfast. Judge of the County Court from 1978 to 1995.

Herbert Quin, Barrister. Born 1891. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the Irish Bar (King’s Inn). A Chartered Accountant. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the byelection of 13th December 1944 until the general election of 1949 when he retired. Member of the Senate from 1950 until his death in April 1968. Died 16th April 1968.

John W. Renshaw, an Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the byelection of 2nd July 1943 until the general election of 1945 when he retired.

Edward George Richardson, Bricklayer and Farmer. A Nationalist member. Defeated at the Nationalist Convention for South Armagh in 1945. Sat for South Armagh from the general election of 1958 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated. Sought election as an Independent when the Nationalist convention failed to select a candidate before the 1958 election, but joined the Nationalist Party on election. Shadow Minister for Sport from 1965 to 1969.

Rt. Hon. John Hanna Robb, Barrister. Born 1884. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University from the general election of 1921 until he resigned on 30th November 1937 on election to the Senate. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education from 16th April 1925 to 1st December 1937. Member of the Senate from 1937 until he resigned on appointment as County Court Judge for Armagh in May 1943. Minister of Education from 1st December 1937 to 6th May 1943. PC (NI) 1937. County Court Judge and Chairman of Quarter Sessions for Armagh and Fermanagh from 1943 to 1957. Died 1957.

Major Harold Claude Robinson, director of a department store and textiles business. Born 1882. Educated at Eton College and Cambridge University. Served in the Army during the Great War. A cattle breeder and owner of several racehorses. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Larne division from the byelection of 27th May 1937 until his death in December 1944. Died 30th December 1944.

Dr. Samuel Rodgers, medical doctor. Born 1894. Educated at Mountpottinger Primary School and Queen’s University, Belfast. Qualified as a Doctor 1926. Served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1939 to 1945. Contested Belfast, Pottinger in the 1945 general election. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Pottinger from the general election of 1949 until the general election of 1958 when he was defeated. Chairman of the Unionist backbenchers committee from 1956 to 1958. Contested Queen’s University in the byelection of 22nd November 1961. Member of the Senate from 1962 until his death in 1970. Died 1970.

Walter Scott, building contractor. Born 1908. Educated at a primary school. Member of Belfast City Council from 1959 to 1962. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Bloomfield from the byelection of 20th April 1961 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker from 11th March 1969 until 30th March 1972.

Major Rt. Hon. David Graham Shillington, proprietor of a general merchants’ shop. Born 10th December 1872. Educated at Belfast Methodist College, and Rydalmount School, Colwyn Bay. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Armagh from the general election of 1921 until 1929, and for Central Armagh from 1929 until his resignation on medical advice on 24th February 1941. Minister of Labour from 21st April 1937 to 29th August 1938. PC (NI) 1937. Died 22nd January 1944.

Frederick Vivian Simpson, draper and footwear merchant. Born at Dublin, 23rd August 1903. Contested Larne in the byelection of 19th April 1945, and at the 1945 general election. Member of Carrickfergus District Council from 1947 to 1958. Contested the Carrick division in the general election of 1953. A Northern Ireland Labour Party member. Sat for Belfast, Oldpark from the general election of 1958 until the dissolution of the Parliament in 1972. Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker from 20th March 1969 until 30th March 1972. Contested Belfast, North in the elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly of 1973. Died 1977.

Rt. Hon. Dr. Robert Simpson, medical doctor. Born at Ballymena, County Antrim, 3rd July 1923. Educated at Ballymena Academy and Queen’s University, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Mid Antrim from the general election of 1953 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Additional Parliamentary Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister from 25th September 1969 to 29th October 1969. Minister for Community Relations from 29th October 1969 to 25th March 1971. PC (NI) 1969. Died 7th April 1997.

Major Rt. Hon. John Maynard Sinclair, director of Eagle Star Insurance Company. Born at Belfast, 4th August 1896. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and at Universities in Germany and Switzerland. Contested the Mourne division in the general election of 1933. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Cromac from the general election of 1938 until his death in January 1953. Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Ministry of Finance from 16th January 1941 until 6th May 1943. Minister of Finance from 6th May 1943 until his death. PC (NI) 1943. Killed 31st January 1953 in the Princess Victoria disaster.

Dr. Howard Stevenson, surgeon. Born 1875. Educated at the Methodist College, Belfast, and Queen’s College, Belfast. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Queen’s University, Belfast from the byelection of 5th December 1938 until the general election of 1949. Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker from 20th July 1945 until 13th November 1945. Died 16th March 1950.

Charles Stewart, an Independent member. Sat for Queen’s University, Belfast from the general election of 1958 until his resignation on 4th October 1966.

Joseph Francis Stewart, wine and spirit merchant. Born 1889. Educated at the Christian Brothers’ School in Dungannon. Also worked as an Auctioneer and Publican. President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in County Tyrone. Agent for T.M. Kettle, Nationalist candidate for East Tyrone in 1910. Member of Dungannon Board of Governors from 1923 to 1948. Member of Tyrone County Council. Member of Dungannon Urban District Council until 1961. A Nationalist member. Sat for East Tyrone from the general election of 1929 until his death in May 1964. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Fermanagh and Tyrone from the byelection of 27th June 1934 until the general election of 1935. Chairman (Leader) of the Nationalist Party at Stormont from 1958 until his death. Died 6th May 1964.

Captain Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Norman Lockhart Stronge, Bt., company director and landowner. Born 23rd July 1894. Educated at Eton College. Member of Armagh County Council. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Mid Armagh from the byelection of 29th September 1938 until the general election of 1969 when he retired. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 16th January 1941 to 6th February 1942. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 6th February 1942 to 3rd November 1944. Chairman of Armagh County Council from 1944 to 1955. Speaker of the House of Commons from 20th July 1945 to 24th January 1956 and from 26th April 1956 to 24th February 1969. PC (NI) 1946. Killed along with his son (see below) by the IRA on 21st January 1981.

Major Hon. James Matthew Stronge, son of Charles Norman Lockhart Stronge (see above). Born 1932. Educated at Eton College and Oxford University. Merchant banker. Manager of the family estate. Served with the Grenadier Guards. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Mid Armagh from the general election of 1969 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Armagh from 1973 to 1974 as a Pledged Ulster Unionist. Killed along with his father by the IRA on 21st January 1981.

Rt. Hon. John David Taylor, company director. Born 24th December 1937. Educated at the Royal School, Armagh, and Queen’s University, Belfast. Chairman of Queen’s University Conservative and Unionist Association from 1959 to 1960. Chairman of the Ulster Young Unionist Council from 1961 to 1962. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for South Tyrone from the general election of 1965 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 3rd May 1969 to 26th August 1970. Minister of State for Home Affairs from 26th August 1970 to 30th March 1972. PC (NI) 1971. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from 1973 to 1974. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for North Down from 1975 to 1976. Member of the European Parliament for Northern Ireland from 1979 to 1989. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Down from 1982 to 1986. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Strangford from the general election of 1983 until the general election of 2001 when he retired. Member of Castlereagh Borough Council from 1989 to 1997. Leader of the Ulster Unionist Group on Castlereagh Borough Council from 1989 to 1994. Hon. Secretary of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1994 to 1996. Deputy Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1995. Member of the Northern Ireland Forum for Strangford from 1996 to 1998. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Strangford from 1998. Raised to a life peerage as Lord Kilclooney in 2001.

Frederick Thompson, director of Devonshire Laundry. Born 24th March 1883. Educated at Belmont Primary School and Greenwood College. Member of Belfast City Council from 1929 to 1938. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Ballynafeigh from the byelection of 2nd April 1937 until the general election of 1949 when he retired. Governor of Edge Hill Methodist Theological College. Chairman of the Northern Ireland General Health Services Board from 1948 to 1949. Died 5th September 1951.

Rt. Hon. Walter William Buchanan Topping, Barrister. Born 1908. Educated at Rossall School in Lancashire, and Queen’s University, Belfast. Called to the United Kingdom Bar (Middle Temple) 1930. Served as Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery from 1939 to 1944. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Larne division from the byelection of 19th April 1945 until he resigned on 15th December 1959 on appointment as Recorder of Belfast. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Chief Whip) from 12th June 1947 to 23rd October 1956. Minister of Home Affairs from 23rd October 1956 to 15th December 1959. Recorder of Belfast from December 1959 to 1979. PC (NI) 1967. Died 1980.

William John Twaddell, draper. Born 1884. Educated at a Belfast primary school. Member of Belfast City Council from 1910. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, West from the general election of 1921 until he was assassinated on 22nd May 1922. Died 22nd May 1922.

Mrs. Margaret Alicia Waring, housewife. Born in Herefordshire, 1879. Educated privately. Deputy Grand Mistress of the Orange Order of Ireland. Grand Mistress of the Orange Order in County Down. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Iveagh division from the general election of 1929 until the general election of 1933 when she retired. Died 9th May 1968.

Rt. Hon. John Edmond Warnock, Barrister. Born at Belfast, 1887. Educated at the Methodist College, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the United Kingdom Bar 1911. Called to the Northern Ireland Bar 1921. King’s Counsel 1933. Served with the Royal Artillery during the Great War. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, St. Anne’s from the general election of 1938 until the general election of 1969 when he retired. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 23rd August 1938 to 25th May 1940 when he resigned in protest at the failure to extend conscription to Northern Ireland. Minister of Home Affairs from 3rd November 1944 to 21st June 1946. PC (NI) 1944. Deputy Attorney-General from 21st June 1946 to 11th September 1946. Minister of Home Affairs from 11th September 1946 to 4th November 1949. Attorney-General from 4th November 1949 to 14th April 1956. Died 1972.

Rt. Hon. Henry William West, Farmer. Born 27th March 1917 in Enniskillen. Educated at Portora Royal School. Member of the British Wool Marketing Board from 1950 to 1958. President of the Ulster Farmers Union from 1955 to 1956. High Sheriff of County Fermanagh 1954. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Enniskillen division from the byelection of 8th May 1954 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance (Assistant Whip) from 21st November 1958 to 15th December 1958. Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture from 21st November 1958 to 17th October 1960. Minister of Agriculture from 17th October 1960 to 26th April 1967 when he was dismissed, and from 23rd March 1971 to 30th March 1972. PC (NI) 1960. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from 1973 to 1974. Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1974 to 1979. Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from the general election of 28th February 1974 to the general election of 10th October 1974 when he was defeated. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from 1975 to 1976. Contested Northern Ireland in the 1979 European Parliament elections. Contested Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the byelection of 10th April 1981. Died 5th February 2004.

Herbert Whitten, managing director of a general merchants’ company. Born at Portadown 1909. Educated at Portadown Grammar School. Member of Portadown Borough Council from 1968 to 1972. Mayor of Portadown from 1968 to 1969. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Central Armagh from the general election of 1969 to the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. Member of Craigavon District Council from 1973 to 1981. Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Armagh from 1973 to 1974 as a pledged Ulster Unionist. Member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for Armagh from 1975 to 1976. Died 1981.

Archibald Ferguson Wilson, director of a textiles company. Born 1903. Educated at a local grammar school. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Belfast, Windsor from the general election of 1945 until he resigned on 8th October 1956.

John Charles Wilson, Doctor of medicine. Born 1892. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. Served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Great War. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Iveagh division from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1938. Died 1968.

Robert Nichol Wilson, director of a textiles company. Educated at Malvern College. Served with the Royal Artillery from 1939 to 1945. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for Mid Antrim from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1953 when he retired. Chairman of Ways and Means (Deputy Speaker) from 30th November 1948 to 28th February 1950.

Lt-Col. Philip James Woods, textile designer. Colonel in the Royal Ulster Rifles Reserve. An Independent Unionist. Sat for Belfast, West from the byelection of 2nd May 1923 until the general election of 1929 when he was defeated contesting Belfast, St. Anne’s. Also returned for Belfast, South at the general election of 1925 but declined this seat.

George Charles Gillespie Young, managing director of a textiles company. Born 13th May 1876. Educated at Shrewsbury School. Grand Master of the Orange Order in County Antrim. An Ulster Unionist member. Sat for the Bann Side division from the general election of 1929 until his death in August 1939. Died 17th August 1939.

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