Joseph Burns (Northern Ireland politician)

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Joseph Burns (born 19 July 1906, date of death unknown[1]) was an Ulster Unionist member of the Parliament of Northern Ireland. He represented North Londonderry from 1960–1973.

Born in Belfast and educated at Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt, County Londonderry and New York University, he was an auctioneer and valuer, a farmer in Canada and a stockbroker. In 1920, he joined the Ulster Special Constabulary.

He served as Assistant Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Assistant Whip from 1968 until 1969, when he resigned his post. He was chairman of the '66 Committee of Unionist backbenchers from 1970. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Social Services from 1971 until the progation of the Parliament in 1972. He was Chairman of the United Unionist Action Council in 1977.

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Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Robert Moore
Member of Parliament for North Londonderry
1960–1973
Parliament abolished
Party political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Magowan
Unionist Assistant Whip
1968–1969
With: Samuel Magowan
Succeeded by
Samuel Magowan
John William Kennedy
Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Magowan
Assistant Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance
1968–1969
With: Samuel Magowan
Succeeded by
Samuel Magowan
John William Kennedy
Preceded by
Vacant
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Social Services
1971-1972
Succeeded by
Office abolished