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Donald Campbell DEWAR

Donald DEWAR, British politician and lawyer, the inaugural First Minister of Scotland and an advocate of Scottish devolution.

Background

  • DEWAR, Donald Campbell was born on August 21, 1937. Parents: the late Dr Alisdair Dewar.

  • Education

    • Glasgow Academy, and University of Glasgow.

    Career

    • President of Glasgow University Union, 1961-1962. Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South, 1966-1970, and for Glasgow Garscadden, since 1978. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Pres, of the Board of Trade, 1967.

      Chairman of the Select Committee on Scottish Affairs, 1979-1981. Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Scottish Affairs, 1981-1992. Spokesman on Social Security, since 1992, member of Shadow Cabinet, since 1984.

      Shadow Secretary of State, Social Security, since 1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Labour Party

    Membership

    Pari, for S. Aberdeen 1966-1970, for Glasgow, Garscadden since 1978. Shadow Cabinet since 1984.
    • Clubs: Industry and Parliament Trust (Fellow).

    Connections

    • Spouse Alison McNair, divorced, 1964. Children: one son and one daughter.
    • father: Alasdair Dewar
    • spouse: Alison McNair
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    Born August 21, 1937
    Died October 11, 2000
    (aged 63)
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    • 1961 - 1962
      President, Glasgow University Union
      Glasgow City, United Kingdom
    • 1966 - 1970
      Member of Parliament, Parliament for Aberdeen South
    • 1979 - 1981
      Chairman, Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

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