David Norris

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David Norris
Senator
Incumbent
Assumed office
25 April 1987
Constituency University of Dublin
Personal details
Born 1 July 1944 (1944-07-01) (age 70)
Léopoldville, Belgian Congo
(now Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa)
Political party Independent
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Religion Church of Ireland
Website www.senatordavidnorris.ie

David Patrick Bernard Norris (born 1 July 1944) is an Irish scholar, independent Senator, and gay and civil rights activist.[1][2][3]

He was in the election for President of Ireland in 2011. If elected, he would have become the world's first openly gay head of state.[4] He left the race before the election.

Norris lives in his house in Dublin. The house is on North Great Georges Street. When he bought the house he became a landlord.[5]

He was a lecturer in Trinity College Dublin. He is especially interested in James Joyce.

References[change | change source]

  1. Can a former IRA commander lead Ireland? Salon.com.
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14882512 Can David Norris still become Ireland's first gay president? BBC News.
  3. David Norris wins Irish presidency nomination The Guardian.
  4. "Can David Norris still become Ireland's first gay president?". BBC News. 12 September 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14882512.
  5. "My favourite room: It's fit for a president". Irish Independent. 29 August 2010. http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/home-garden/my-favourite-room-its-fit-for-a-president-2316168.html.