Dixie Gilmore

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John Smiley Dixon "Dixie" Gilmore OBE (died 29 May 1997) was Lord Mayor of Belfast from 1987–1988, having previously been Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast.[1] He was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1989.[1]

Gilmore was a member of the Ulster Unionist Party and had formerly served in the British Army in Malaysia where he met his wife Esme. He was a member of Belfast City Council from 1973–77 and then was Alderman for Laganbank from 1985–1993.[1]

Gilmore was a shopkeeper by trade, owning a corner shop on Belfast's Cromwell Road in the University area.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Tribute to Former Lord Mayor, Alderman John S.D. (Dixie) Gilmore and death of former Councillor Daisy Preston". Annual meeting of Belfast City Council. 2 June 1997. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Belfast Forum

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Billy Dickson
Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast
Title next held by
Reg Empey
Preceded by
Sammy Wilson
Lord Mayor of Belfast
Succeeded by
Nigel Dodds