Arthur Doherty

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Arthur Doherty
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Londonderry, East
In office
25 June 1998 – 1 September 2002
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by Michael Coyle
Personal details
Born (1932-01-19)19 January 1932
County Donegal
Died 6 February 2003(2003-02-06) (aged 71)
Political party Social Democratic and Labour Party

Arthur Doherty (19 January 1932 - 6 February 2003) was a nationalist politician in Ireland.

Born in County Donegal, Doherty studied in Strabane, then at St Columb's College in Derry before becoming a teacher. He later studied Education and Arts and Design at the University of Ulster and became active in the Irish National Teachers Organisation.[1]

Doherty was involved in the civil rights movement, and joined the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), later serving on its executive.[2] He was elected to Limavady Borough Council in 1977, serving as Mayor of Limavady in 1993. In 1996, he was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum representing East Londonderry, and he held his seat at the 1998 Northern Ireland Assembly election.[1] He resigned from the Assembly with effect from 1 September 2002 and was replaced by Michael Coyle.[3] He died the following year, after a short illness.[2]


Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Londonderry, East
1998 - 2002
Succeeded by
Michael Coyle