John Hume

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John Hume

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Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
In office
6 May 1979 – 6 November 2001
DeputySeamus Mallon
Preceded byGerry Fitt
Succeeded byMark Durkan
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Foyle
In office
25 June 1998 – 1 December 2000
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byAnnie Courtney
Member of Parliament
for Foyle
In office
10 June 1983 – 11 April 2005
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byMark Durkan
Member of the European Parliament
for Northern Ireland
In office
10 June 1979 – 13 June 2004
Preceded byNew creation
Succeeded byBairbre de Brún
Member of the Northern Ireland Parliament
for Foyle
In office
24 February 1969 – 30 March 1972
Preceded byEddie McAteer
Succeeded byParliament abolished
Personal details
Born(1937-01-18)18 January 1937
Derry, Northern Ireland
Died3 August 2020(2020-08-03) (aged 83)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Political partySDLP
Spouse(s)Patricia Hume
Alma materSt Patrick's College, Maynooth

John Hume KCSG (18 January 1937 – 3 August 2020) was an Irish politician. He was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party. He was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, with David Trimble.

He was the second leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) from 1979 until 2001. He was a Member of the European Parliament and a Member of the United Kingdom Parliament, as well as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

He was also a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize and the Martin Luther King Award.[1] In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI made Hume a Knight Commander of the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great.[2]

He suffered from dementia.[3] Hume died on 3 August 2020, at a nursing home in Derry at the age of 83.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Hume proud of 'Ireland's Greatest' award". RTÉ News. 26 October 2010.
  2. "John Hume knighted by Pope Benedict". BBC News. 6 July 2012.
  3. "Wife speaks about John Hume's struggle with dementia". RTÉ News. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  4. "John Hume: Nobel Peace Prize winner dies aged 83". BBC News. 3 August 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.