David Owen
David Owen
Foreign Secretary
In office:

1983 - 1990

Preceded by: Denis Healey
Succeded by: Neil Kinnock
Defence Secretary
In office:

1982 - 1983

Preceded by: Unknown
Succeded by: Neil Kinnock
 Minister of State at the Foreign Office
In office:

1973 - 1975

Preceded by: Unknown
Succeded by: Unknown

July 2 1938, Plympton, United Kingdom

Died -
Nationality: British
Political party: Labour

Deborah Schabert

Children: 3
Alma mater:

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Occupation: Politician, Physician
Religion: None

David Owen is a British Labour Party politician who served as Foreign Secretary (1983 - 1990). He was also seen as the leader of the social democratic right wing of the Labour Party during the Healey government.

Early Career

Foreign Secretary

As Foreign Secretary Owen advocated sanctions against the CSA and South Africa.

1990 Labour Leadership Election

Owen was seen as a frontrunner to suceed Healey as Labour Leader and Prime Minister.

Later Career

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