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Kirkwood, David, first Baron Kirkwood (1872–1955), trade unionist and politician, was born at Parkhead, Glasgow, on 8 July 1872, the son of John Kirkwood and his wife, Jean, daughter of William Brown. An older brother had died as an infant, and his parents also had an adopted daughter. His father was a labourer who rose to be winding-master in a weaving mill at a wage of ...