David Wylie Bleakley was born on January 11, 1925, in the Strandtown district of Belfast, and died on June 27, 2017.
He was a Northern Irish politician.
He was worked as an electrician in the Harland and Wolff dockyards while becoming increasingly active in his trade union.
Bleakley studied economics at Ruskin College in Oxford, where he struck up a friendship with C. S. Lewis.
Bleakley later attended Queen’s University, Belfast.
He was a committed Christian, he has been a lifelong Anglican – a member of the Church of Ireland – and was head of the department of economics and political studies at Methodist College Belfast from 1969 to 1979.
For his whole life, he has been a lay preacher.
David Bleakley passed away at 92 years old.