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Owen, David Anthony Llewellyn, Lord

Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
Nationality: British
Categories: Diplomat, Politician

British diplomat and politician.

1938 – Born on the 2nd of July in the town of Plympton, beside Plymouth in Devon, England.

1960 – Owen joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labour Party and the Fabian Society.

1966 – Returned to his home town and was elected Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for the Plymouth Sutton constituency.

1974 – Became Labour MP for the adjacent Plymouth Devonport constituency, winning it from the Tory incumbent Dame Joan Vickers.

1968-1970 – Served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Navy in Harold Wilson’s first government.

       – Married Deborah Owen (née Schabert), an American literary agent. They have two sons and one daughter.

1972 – Protest at the Labour Leader Harold Wilson’s attitude to the EEC; he left the Labour Shadow cabinet.

1977-1979 – British foreign secretary.

1981 – Resigned from the Labour Party when it rejected "one member, one vote".

1983-1987 – He led the SDP Social Democratic Party.

1988-1990 – Owen re-formed SDP Social Democratic Party.

EC envoy to Yugoslavia, co-developer and co-eponym of Vance-Owen plan.