Edward McAteer (1914 - 1986):
Edward McAteer was born in Coatbridge in Scotland. When he was two the family moved to Derry. In 1949 he was returned to Stormont for Mid-Londonderry, unopposed. In 1953 he became leader of the Nationalist Party, and he accepted the role of Leader of the Opposition at Stormont in 1965. After the Civil Rights marches in 1968 he relinquished this position. In the 1969 general election he was defeated by John Hume in Derry's Foyle constituency, and in 1970 he was defeated for the Londonderry seat in Westminster.