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John Hume

KCSG
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Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
In office
6 May 1979 – 6 November 2001
Deputy Seamus Mallon
Preceded by Gerry Fitt
Succeeded by Mark Durkan
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Foyle
In office
25 June 1998 – 1 December 2000
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Annie Courtney
Member of Parliament
for Foyle
In office
10 June 1983 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Mark Durkan
Member of the European Parliament
for Northern Ireland
In office
10 June 1979 – 13 June 2004
Preceded by New creation
Succeeded by Bairbre de Brún
Member of the Northern Ireland Parliament
for Foyle
In office
24 February 1969 – 30 March 1972
Preceded by Eddie McAteer
Succeeded by Parliament abolished
Personal details
Born (1937-01-18)18 January 1937
Derry, Northern Ireland
Died 3 August 2020(2020-08-03) (aged 83)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Political party SDLP
Spouse(s) Patricia Hume
Children 5
Alma mater St Patrick's College, Maynooth
Profession Educator

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. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI made Hume a Knight Commander of the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great.

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

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