David Norris

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David Norris
David Norris politician.jpg
Assumed office
25 April 1987
ConstituencyUniversity of Dublin
Personal details
Born (1944-07-01) 1 July 1944 (age 75)
Léopoldville, Belgian Congo
(now Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa)
Political partyIndependent
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin

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. https://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.
  5. "My favourite room: It's fit for a president". Irish Independent. 29 August 2010.