James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon (1871-1940) was a Ulster Unionist politician, the first prime minister of Northern Ireland 1921-1940.
Craig became a member of Parliament in 1906, and was a highly effective organizer of Unionist resistance to Home Rule.
As prime minister he carried out systematic discrimination against the Catholic minority, abolishing proportional representation in 1929 and redrawing constituency boundaries to ensure Protestant majorities.
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James Craig was a prominent Irish unionist politician.