Glenn Barr

Northern Irish politician (1932-2017)

Albert Glenn Barr OBE[1] (19 March 1942 – 24 October 2017) was a Northern Irish politician. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Glenn Barr

Albert Glenn Barr

(1942-03-19)19 March 1942
Died24 October 2017(2017-10-24) (aged 75)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Cause of deathHeart attack
Years active1969-2017
OrganizationUlster Workers' Council
Known forPolitician, loyalist activist, community worker
Notable workBeyond the Religious Divide (co-author)
TitleJoint Deputy Leader of the Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party
PredecessorErnest Baird
Political partyVanguard Progressive Unionist Party
AllegianceUlster Defence Association
Years of service1971–1975
Commands heldNorth-West Brigade
ConflictThe Troubles

Barr was an activist of Ulster nationalism. For a time during the 1970s he straddled both Unionism and Loyalism due to simultaneously holding important positions in the Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party and the Ulster Defence Association.

Barr died at Altnagelvin hospital on 24 October 2017 at the age of 75.[2]

References change

  1. Birthday 2005 Honours List
  2. "DUP's Gregory Campbell leads tributes to ex-UDA chief Glenn Barr who has died aged 75". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2017-10-24.