David Anthony Llewellyn Owen OWEN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1938-07-02
Education Bradfield Coll, Sidney Sussex Coll Cambridge, St Thomas' Hosp London (BA, MB BChir, MA)
Books & Publications A Unified Health Service (1968), The Politics of Defence (1972), In Sickness and in Health (1976), Human Rights (1978), Face The Future (1981), A Future That Will Work (1984), A United Kingdom (1986), Personally Speaking (to Kenneth Harris) (1987), Our NHS (1988), Time to Declare (autobiography, 1991), Seven Ages (an anthology of poetry, 1992), Balkan Odyssey (1995), Hubris Syndrome (2007, revised edn 2012), In Sickness and in Power: Illness in Heads of Government during the last 100 years (2008, revised edn 2011), Nuclear Papers (2009), Time to Declare: Second Innings (updated edited autobiography, 2009), Europe Restructured: The Eurozone Crisis and Its Aftermath (2012), Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Vance/Owen Peace Plan (2013), The Hidden Perspective - The Military Conversations 1906-1914 (2014)
Recreations sailing, reading
Clubs N/A
Style The Rt Hon Lord Owen, CH, FRCP
Career St Thomas' Hosp: house appts 1962-64, neurological and psychiatric registrar 1964-66, res fell med unit 1966-68; contested (Lab) Torrington 1964, MP (Lab) Plymouth Sutton 1966-74, MP (Lab until 1981, SDP 1981-92) Plymouth Devonport 1974-92; PPS to MOD (Admin) 1967, Parly under sec of state for def (RN) 1968-70, resigned over EEC 1972, Parly under sec of state DHSS 1974, min of state DHSS 1974-76 and FCO 1976-77, sec of state for foreign and Cwlth affairs 1977-79, oppn spokesman on energy 1979-81; fndr memb SDP 1981, chm SDP Parly Ctee 1981-82, dep leader SDP 1982-83, elected SDP Leader following resignation of Rt Hon Roy Jenkins after election 1983, resigned over merger with Liberals 1987, re-elected SDP leader 1988-90; memb: Palme Cmmn on Disarmament and Security Issues 1980-89, Ind Cmmn on Int Humanitarian Issues 1983-86, Carnegie Cmmn on Preventing Deadly Conflict 1994-99, Eminent Persons Gp on Curbing Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons 2000-02; EU co-chm Steering Ctee Int Conf on Former Yugoslavia 1992-95; chm: Humanitas 1990-2001, New Europe 1999-2005, Europe-Steel 2000-, Yukos Int 2002-05; exec chm Global Natural Energy plc 1995-2006, dir Intelligent Energy 2003-05; non-exec dir: Coats Viyella plc 1994-2001, Abbott Laboratories 1995-2011, Hyperdynamics 2009-; dir Centre of Int Health and Co-operation 1990-; co-fndr Social Market Fndn 1989-, fndr supporter Charter 2010; chllr Univ of Liverpool 1996-2009; sits as Ind Social Democrat Cross Bench Peer in House of Lords; pres River Thames Soc, patron Greenham Common Tst, chm Daedalus Tst; hon fell: Sidney Sussex Coll Cambridge 1977, King's Coll, St Thomas' Hosp; FRCP
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