Herbert Whitten

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Herbert Whitten (1909 - 1981) was a Unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Born in Portadown, Whitten became the managing director of T. A. Shillington, a builders' merchants. He was elected to Portadown District Council as an Ulster Unionist Party member in 1968, and at the Northern Ireland general election, 1969, he was elected for Central Armagh.[1]

In 1973, following the reorganisation of local government in Northern Ireland, Whitten was elected to Craigavon Borough Council, and he also took a seat in Armagh on the 1973 Northern Ireland Assembly. He held this seat on the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention.[1] In 1978-9, he served as Mayor of Craigavon.

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  1. ^ a b Biographies of Members of the Northern Ireland House of Commons
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Isaac Hawthorne
Member of Parliament for Central Armagh
1969–1973
Succeeded by
Parliament abolished
Northern Ireland Assembly (1973)
Preceded by
New creation
Assembly Member for Armagh
1973 - 1974
Succeeded by
Assembly abolished
Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention
Preceded by
New creation
Member for Armagh
1975 - 1976
Succeeded by
Assembly abolished
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sydney Cairns
Mayor of Craigavon
1978 - 79
Succeeded by
A. Locke