Donald Dewar

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The Richt Honourable
Donald Dewar
Donald Dewar.jpg
First Meenister o Scotland
In office
17 Mey 1999 – 11 October 2000
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Poseetion established
Succeeded by Jim Wallace (Actin)
Secretar o State for Scotland
In office
2 Mey 1997 – 17 Mey 1999
Prime Meenister Tony Blair
Preceded by Michael Forsyth
Succeeded by John Reid
Leader o Labour in the Scots Pairlament
In office
7 Mey 1999 – 11 October 2000
Preceded by Poseetion established
Succeeded by Henry McLeish
Chief Whip o the Labour Pairty
In office
19 October 1995 – 2 Mey 1997
Leader Tony Blair
Preceded by Derek Foster
Succeeded by Nick Brown
Shadow Secretar o State for Social Security
In office
18 Julie 1992 – 19 October 1995
Leader John Smith
Margaret Beckett (Actin)
Tony Blair
Preceded by Michael Meacher
Succeeded by Chris Smith
Shadow Secretar o State for Scotland
In office
31 October 1983 – 18 Julie 1992
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Bruce Millan
Succeeded by Tom Clarke
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Glesga Anniesland
In office
6 Mey 1999 – 11 October 2000
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Bill Butler
Member o Pairlament
for Glesga Anniesland
In office
2 Mey 1997 – 11 October 2000
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by John Robertson
Member o Pairlament
for Glesga Garscadden
In office
13 Aprile 1978 – 2 Mey 1997
Preceded by William Small
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Member o Pairlament
for Aiberdeen Sooth
In office
31 Mairch 1966 – 18 Juin 1970
Preceded by Priscilla Buchan
Succeeded by Iain Sproat
Personal details
Born 21 August 1937(1937-08-21)
Glesga, Scotland
Died 11 October 2000(2000-10-11) (aged 63)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Poleetical pairty Labour
Spoose(s) Alison McNair (1964–1973)
Bairns Marion
Iain
Alma mater Varsity o Glesga

Donald Campbell Dewar (21 August 193711 October 2000) wis the First Meenister o Scotland frae 1999 til he dee'd in 2000. He wis the first body tae haud the poseetion o First Meenister efter the estaiblishment o the Scots Pairlament in 1999.

Dewar wis first electit tae Wastmeenster in 1966, afore bein made Secretar o State for Scotland in 1997 follaein the election o a Labour govrenment unner Tony Blair.

The inaugural First Meenister o the Scots Pairlament creatit bi the Scotland Act 1998, Donald Dewar is kent as the Faither o the Naition, or at laest as the faither o devolved govrenment. In his time as Secretar o State for Scotland, his acts an campaigns wis instrumental in gettin Scots devolution. His cutty term in the office he haed helpit tae create, endit suddent whan he dee'd o a brain haemorrhage.

A braw statue o Dewar staunds in Glesga.