David Trimble

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Trimble

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First Minister of Northern Ireland
In office
1 November 2001 – 14 October 2002
Deputy Mark Durkan
Preceded by Reg Empey
Succeeded by Ian Paisley
In office
1 July 1998 – 1 July 2001
Deputy Seamus Mallon
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Reg Empey
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Upper Bann
In office
25 June 1998 – 7 March 2007
Preceded by New creation
Succeeded by George Savage
Member of Parliament
for Upper Bann
In office
2 February 1990 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Harold McCusker
Succeeded by David Simpson
Personal details
Born (1944-10-15) 15 October 1944 (age 73)
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Other political
Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party,
Ulster Unionist Party
Alma mater Queen'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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