Herbert Kirk

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The Right Honourable
Herbert Kirk
Minister of Finance
In office
January 1974 – May 1974
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Executive suspended
Minister of Finance
In office
1965–1972
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister

Terence O'Neill 1965-69
James Chichester-Clark 1969-71

Brian Faulkner 1971-72
Preceded by Ivan Neill
Succeeded by Position prorogued
Minister of Education
In office
1964–1965
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Preceded by Ivan Neill
Succeeded by William Fitzsimmons
Minister of Labour
In office
1962–1964
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister

Basil Brooke 1962-63

Terence O'Neill 1963-64
Preceded by Ivan Neill
Succeeded by William James Morgan
Member of Parliament
for Belfast Windsor
In office
23 November 1956 – 30 March 1972
Preceded by Archibald Wilson
Succeeded by Parliament abolished
Majority Elected unopposed
Personal details
Born Herbert Kirk
5 June 1912
Belfast, Ireland
Died 4 March 2006 (aged 93)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Alma mater Queen's University, Belfast
Occupation Politician
Profession Accountant

Herbert Victor Kirk PC (5 June 1912 – 4 March 2006) was an Ulster Unionist cabinet minister in Parliament of Northern Ireland.

Early life[edit]

Born in Belfast, Kirk studied at Queen's University, Belfast before becoming an accountant.

Career[edit]

Kirk became active in the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and in 1956 was elected to represent Belfast Windsor in the Parliament of Northern Ireland. In 1962, he became the Minister of Labour and National Insurance, also joining the Privy Council of Northern Ireland. In 1964, he moved to become Minister of Education, and the following year, Minister of Finance.

After the abolition of the Parliament, Kirk was elected in Belfast South to the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973. He was a supporter of Brian Faulkner, and was re-appointed as Minister of Finance (de facto Deputy Prime Minister) until the assembly's suspension in May 1974, after which he quit politics.[1]

References[edit]

Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Archibald Wilson
Member of Parliament for Belfast Windsor
1956 - 1973
Succeeded by
Parliament abolished
Northern Ireland Assembly (1973)
Preceded by
New creation
Assembly Member for South Belfast
1973 - 1974
Succeeded by
Assembly abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Neill
Minister of Labour and National Insurance
1962 - 64
Succeeded by
William James Morgan
Preceded by
Ivan Neill
Minister of Education
1964 - 65
Succeeded by
William Fitzsimmons
Preceded by
Ivan Neill
Minister of Finance
1965 - 72
Succeeded by
Position prorogued 1972
Parliament abolished 1973