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David Trimble

First Minister of Northern Ireland
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Net worth 2018: $93 Million
Residence: Bangor
Country: British
BirthDay: 15 October 1944
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.73 m
Education: Queen's University Belfast, Bangor Grammar School
BIOGRAPHY

David Trimble was bornon 15 October 1944 in Bangor, British, is First Minister of Northern Ireland. William David Trimble is a British politician who was the first’ First Minister of Northern Ireland’ He made history in his lifetime through his attempts to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland. During his early years, Northern Ireland was enveloped with rivalries between Catholics and Protestants. The divide was so polarizing that the period of time came to be called the Troubles. The main driving wedge between the two parties was their view on what should happen with the government. Unionists, mostly Protestants, wanted to remain a part of the United Kingdom while the nationalists, who were mainly Catholic, wanted to join a united Ireland. Trimble effectively ended the Troubles with his unifying and honorable leadership. He began his career teaching in the field of law while simultaneously participating in politics. His early political career was strongly Unionist and he quickly gained popularity among this group. Only once he became deeply involved in politics and left his teaching career did he become more compromising and went on to create a peaceful solution for Northern Ireland. His efforts are internationally recognized as breaking through the overwhelming conflict by remaining open-minded. Even after ending the Troubles, he continues to strive for peaceful solutions and remains dedicated to destroying unlawful weapons and increasing civil liberties in his home country.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$93 Million

TIMELINE
2004

Despite this cycle, in 2004 he was again elected as the UUP’s party leader

2000

In 2000, his First Minister status was suspended due to the party’s refusal to hand over its weapons

1998

His peace talks during 1998 caused such uproar on both political sides that it was not safe for him to visit some districts

1995

In 1995, he became the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

1990

In 1990, he resigned from his academic career when he was elected to Parliament

1978

In 1978, he married a former student of his, Daphne Elizabeth

1977

In 1977, he became a member of the Ulster Unionist Party, the conservative political party in Northern Ireland

1975

In 1975, he was elected to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention for the Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party

1973

In 1973, he became the Assistant Dean of the law faculty, and continued to rise to the Head of the Department of Commercial and Property Law

1968

He married Heather McComb in 1968; the marriage ended in divorce in 1976

1964

LisburnIn 1964, he studied at Queen’s University of Belfast and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws

1944

He was born on October 15, 1944 in Bangor, Northern Ireland, to William and Ivy Trimble

1922

When he met with the Sinn Fein leader to discuss compromise, it was the first time since 1922 that Protestant leaders from Northern Ireland had met face-to-face with Catholic leaders from the republic

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