Glenn Barr

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Glenn Barr

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Born
Albert Glenn Barr

(1942-03-19)19 March 1942
Died24 October 2017(2017-10-24) (aged 75)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Cause of deathHeart attack
NationalityBritish
Years active1969-2017
OrganizationUlster Workers' Council
Known forPolitician, loyalist activist, community worker
Notable work
Beyond the Religious Divide (co-author)
TitleJoint Deputy Leader of the Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party
Term1975–1978
PredecessorErnest Baird
Successornone
Political partyVanguard Progressive Unionist Party
Military career
AllegianceUlster Defence Association
Years of service1971–1975
RankBrigadier
Commands heldNorth-West Brigade
ConflictThe Troubles

Albert Glenn Barr OBE[1] (19 March 1942 – 24 October 2017) was a Northern Irish politician. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Barr was an activist of Ulster nationalism. For a time during the 1970s he straddled both Unionism and Loyalism due to simultaneously holding important positions in the Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party and the Ulster Defence Association.

Barr died at Altnagelvin hospital on 24 October 2017 at the age of 75.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Birthday 2005 Honours List
  2. "DUP's Gregory Campbell leads tributes to ex-UDA chief Glenn Barr who has died aged 75". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2017-10-24.