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Clergyman , Minister , minister of religion , Political leader , politician

Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Northern Ireland political leader, clergyman. Ordained to ministry 1946. Patron Margaret Newton Memorial Protestant Victims Fund; Fellow Royal Geography Society; member International Cultural Society Korea.

Background

Paisley, Ian Richard Kyle was born on April 6, 1926 in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Son of James Kyle and Isabella Paisley.

Education

Student, South Wales Bible College. Student, Reformed Presbyterian Theological College, Belfast, Northen Ireland. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1966.

Career

Co-founder, leader Democratic Unionist Party, 1951—2008. Co-founder Free Presbyterian Church, 1951. Founder Ulster Democratic Unionist Party, 1971.

First minister Northern Ireland Assembly, 2007—2008. Minister Martyrs' Memorial Free Presbyterian Church. Moderator Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, 1951—2007.

Member Northern Ireland Parliament, 1970, leader of opposition, 72. Member Westminster Parliament, North Antrim, 1970—2010, Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973—1974, 1982—1986, 1998—2003, European Parliament, Northern Ireland, 1979—2004. Founder, president Whitefield College of the Bible, 1981.

Member Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue, 1996—1998. Former member Orange Institution.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry 1946.

Works

Membership

N. Ireland; European Pari. since 1979. Constitutional Convention 1975-1976. Political Committee European Parlt.

Institute Cultural Society of Korea 1977.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading.

Connections

Married Eileen Emily Cassells, October 13, 1956. Children: Sharon, Rhonda, Cherith, Kyle, Ian.

father:
James Kyle

mother:
Isabella Paisley

spouse:
Eileen Emily Cassells

children:
Sharon Paisley

Rhonda Paisley

Cherith Paisley

Kyle Paisley

Ian Paisley