Nobel prize medal.svg

John Hume

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John Hume

John Hume 2008.jpg
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
Children5
Alma materSt Patrick's College, Maynooth
ProfessionEducator

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.