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The Lord Trimble

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First Minister of Northern Ireland
In office
1 November 2001 – 14 October 2002
DeputyMark Durkan
Preceded byReg Empey
Succeeded byIan Paisley
In office
1 July 1998 – 1 July 2001
DeputySeamus Mallon
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byReg Empey
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Upper Bann
In office
25 June 1998 – 7 March 2007
Preceded byNew creation
Succeeded byGeorge Savage
Member of Parliament
for Upper Bann
In office
2 February 1990 – 5 May 2005
Preceded byHarold McCusker
Succeeded byDavid Simpson
Personal details
Born (1944-10-15) 15 October 1944 (age 76)
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Other political
affiliations
Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party,
Ulster Unionist Party
Alma materQueen's University Belfast (First class honours degree; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B))

William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC (born 15 October 1944, in Belfast), is a politician from Northern Ireland. He was Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP; 1995–2005), the first First Minister of Northern Ireland (1998–2002), and was a Member of the House of Commons (1990–2005).[1][2]

He is a life peer for the Conservative Party. Trimble was awarded the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, along with John Hume because of effort toward Belfast Agreement.

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