James Molyneaux


Age: 94

Summary: Irish politician who led the Ulster Unionist Party through some of Northern Ireland's bloodiest years and early efforts at peacemaking, who kept his party open to compromise and kept the harder-line policies of Democratic Unionist rival Ian Paisley at bay despite being skeptical of a peace process that eventually ended his political career, and whose Ulster Unionists remained Northern Ireland's largest party and the main representative of its British Protestant majority throughout his leadership from 1979 to 1995.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: August 27, 1920

Died: March 9, 2015

Dublin, Ireland