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Gordon Wilson (Scottish politician)

Scottish politician

Robert Gordon Wilson (16 April 1938 – 25 June 2017) was a Scottish politician and solicitor. He was the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) from 1979 to 1990, and was SNP Member of Parliament for Dundee East from 1974 to 1987. He was Rector of the University of Dundee from 1983 to 1986.

Gordon Wilson
Leader of the Scottish National Party
In office
15 September 1979 – 22 September 1990
Preceded byWilliam Wolfe
Succeeded byAlex Salmond
Depute Leader of the Scottish National Party
In office
1973–1974
LeaderWilliam Wolfe
Preceded byDouglas Henderson
Succeeded byMargo MacDonald
Member of Parliament
for Dundee East
In office
28 February 1974 – 11 June 1987
Preceded byGeorge Machin
Succeeded byJohn McAllion
Personal details
Born
Robert Gordon Wilson

16 April 1938
Glasgow, Scotland
Died25 June 2017 (aged 79)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party
Spouse(s)Edith Hassall (m. 1965)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
ProfessionSolicitor

Wilson died in Edinburgh on 25 June 2017 at the age of 79 from a short illness.[1]

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