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Rev. William Martin SMYTH

Rev. William Martin SMYTH, British Member of Parliament.


  • SMYTH, Rev. William Martin was born on June 15, 1931 in Belfast, United Kingdom. Parents: James Smyth and Minnie Smyth (née Kane).

  • Education

    • Methodist College, Belfast. Magee University College, Londonderry. Trinity College. Dublin, Bachelor of Arts, general arts, 1953, B.D., 1961.

      Presbyterian College, Belfast. Spoken languages: German, French.


    • Chairman, Ulster Unionist Council Executive Committee, 1974-1976. Vice-President, Ulster Unionist Council. since 1974. Member of Parliament, since 1982.

      Chairman, Northern Ireland Assembly Health and Social Services Committee, 198384. Vice-Chairman, Parliamentary All Party Committee on Soviet Jewry, since 1983. Member. Social Services Select Committee, since 1984.

      Chairman, Northern Ireland Assembly Finance and Personnel Committee, 1984-1986. Exec, member, United Kingdom Branch, International Parliamentary Union, since 1985. Fellow, Industry and Parliament Trust, since 1985.

      Treasurer, Parliamentary All Party Group on Namibia, 1985-1990. Treasurer. All Party Group on Morocco, since 1987. Secretary, Social Services Parliamentary Panel, since 1987.

      Secretary, British-Israel All Party Group, since 1988. Vice-Chairman, ANZAC All Party Group, since 1988. Vice-Chairman, Ali Party Group on South Africa, 1988-1992.

      Member, British Executive, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, since 1989. Pastor, Raffrey Presbyterian Church, 1957-1963, Alexandra Presbyterian Church, 1963-1982.


    • Editor, Faith For Today, 1961. Why Presbyterian, 1965. A Federated People, 1987.


    Party affiliation: Ulster Unionist Party




    Clubs: Loyal Orange Institut, (former Grand Master and President).


    • Spouse Kathleen Jean Smyth (née Johnston), 1957. Children: Rosemary. Heather Evangeline, Margaret (deed.).
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    Born June 15, 1931