Owen, David Anthony Llewellyn, Lord

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Born: Jul 02, 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 76 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.

 

 

 

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