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Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume from Ireland receives Doctor of Law degree from Fordham
NYP98112305 - 23 NOVEMBER 1998 -NEW YORK , NEW YORK , USA: Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume, head of the Social Democratic and Labor Party in Ireland, acknowledges the applause of those assembled at Fordham University, November 23rd, to witness his acceptance of a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa. Hume is on his way to Oslo, Norway to accept his Nobel Prize. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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John Hume (born 18 January 1937) is a former Irish politician from Derry, Northern Ireland. He was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, and was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, with David Trimble.

He was the second leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), a position he held from 1979 until 2001. He has served as a Member of the European Parliament and a Member of Parliament for Foyle, as well as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

He is regarded as one of the most important figures in the recent political history of Northern Ireland and one of the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process there. He is also a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize and the Martin Luther King Award, the only recipient of the three major peace awards. In 2010 he was named "Ireland's Greatest" in a public poll by Irish national broadcaster RTÉ to find the greatest person in Ireland's history.

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