|Preceded by New Creation|
Spouse Kerry Adamson (m. 1998)
Party Ulster Unionist Party
Succeeded by Michael Copeland
Name Ian Adamson
|Born 28 June 1944 (age 71) (1944-06-28) |
Alma mater Queen's University Belfast
Education Queen's University Belfast (1968), Bangor Grammar School
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
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Dr Ian Adamson OBE (born 28 June 1944) is a former Lord Mayor of Belfast. He is a former member of the Ulster Unionist Party and is a retired paediatrician.
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Dr Adamson was born in 1944 in Bangor, County Down and reared in the nearby village of Conlig. He was an Ulster Unionist member of Belfast City Council from 1989, becoming that Party's first Honorary Historian, until his retirement from active politics in 2011.
He had served as Deputy Lord Mayor in 1994-95 and then Lord Mayor of Belfast in 1996-97 and was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty The Queen in 1998 for services to local government. He was an MLA for Belfast East from 1998 until 2003. He was the personal physician and advisor on history and culture to Ian Paisley (First Minister of Northern Ireland 2007–08) from 2004 until the latter's death in 2014.
He is the maître-à-penser of a version of the Prehistory of Ireland based on the theory of the Cruthin.
On 18 July 1978 he was accepted as a Member of the International Medical Association of Lourdes for services to the disabled children and young people of the Falls Parish in Belfast. He has a special interest in the long-term unemployed and became the founder secretary of Farset Youth and Community Development in 1981.
In 1989, he became founder Chairman of the Somme Association based at Craigavon House, Circular Road, Belfast, under the auspices of Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and established the Somme Heritage Centre, now Museum, at Conlig, in 1994.
He founded the Ullans Academy, of which he is now President, followed by the Ulster-Scots Language Society in 1992 and became the first Rector and founder Chairman of the Ulster Scots Academy in 1994. He is a founder member of the Cultural Traditions Group, the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council and the Ultach Trust, and served as a member of the Ulster-Scots Agency, 2003-12. He is presently President of the Belfast Civic Trust.
Adamson is a Specialist in Community Child Health (Community Paediatrics) being a member of the Faculty of Community Health and was awarded the fellowship of the Royal Institute of Public Health for his services to the health of young people in 1998. He was awarded a special commendation by His Royal Highness Prince Charles Prince of Wales. He was an Executive Board Member of the London-based Association of Port Health Authorities, 2005–11 (Chairman of the Border Inspection Post Committee, 2005–06 and Imported Food Committee, 2006–11). Vice-President of The Somme Association, Adamson is a former member of the boards of many other local public sector and voluntary civic organisations.