William May (politician)
May was born in Letterkenny, County Donegal, the son of William May JP, and educated at Methodist College, Belfast. In 1934 he married Olive Muriel Dickinson and had one son and two daughters - Jennifer married, firstly, the 8th Earl of Strafford and, subsequently, Sir Christopher Bland, Chairman of British Telecom.
At the Northern Ireland general election, 1949, he was elected as the Ulster Unionist Party MP for Ards. He was appointed Minister for Education in 1957, also being raised to the Privy Council (Northern Ireland).
May died at his home, Mertoun Hall, Holywood, County Down in 1962.
|Parliament of Northern Ireland|
|Member of Parliament for Ards
|Minister of Education