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Donald Campbell DEWAR Edit Profile

lawyer , politician

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


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


Glasgow Academy, and University of Glasgow.


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.


Pari, for S. Aberdeen 1966-1970, for Glasgow, Garscadden since 1978. Shadow Cabinet since 1984.

  • Clubs: Industry and Parliament Trust (Fellow).


Spouse Alison McNair, divorced, 1964. Children: one son and one daughter.

Alasdair Dewar

Alison McNair