David Trimble British politician from Northern Ireland. He served as the first First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2002 and as the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1995 to 2005.
In the 1970s, Trimble began his career as a law professor at the Queen’s University of Belfast, during which time he became involved with the paramilitary-affiliated Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party.
In 1975, he was elected to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention, and in 1978, after the VPUP disbanded, he joined the UUP.
He continued his academic career at Queen’s University until he was elected MP for Upper Bann in 1990. He was unexpectedly elected UUP leader in 1995.
He was a key figure in the negotiations that resulted in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and he shared the Nobel Peace Prize that year with John Hume.
He was later elected as Northern Ireland’s first First Minister, but his tenure was turbulent and frequently disrupted by disagreements over the timetable for the decommissioning of the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
Is David Tremble Married?
David has been married twice. He was first married to Heather McComb in August 1968 and ended in divorce in 1976.
David later married Daphne Elizabeth in August 1978. Daphne Elizabeth is an academic and former politician from Northern Ireland.