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Date of Birth 31 March 1938Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, UK
Birth NameDavid Martin Scott Steel

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David Steel was born on March 31, 1938 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland as David Martin Scott Steel. He has been married to Judith Mary MacGregor since 1962. They have three children.

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Judith Mary MacGregor (1962 - present) (3 children)

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He was educated in Kenya and Edinburgh.
British politician and leader of the Liberal Party (1976-1988). He became an MP in 1965 and five years later began serving as Liberal Chief Whip (1970-1975) before succeeding Jeremy Thorpe as Liberal Leader in 1976. He was the last leader of the party before it merged with the Social Democratic Party (to become the Liberal Democrat Party) in 1988.
He was knighted in 1990 and made a life peer, becoming Baron Steel of Aikwood, in 1997.

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