The 3rd Baron Kirkwood has died aged 91.
Lord Kirkwood was senior lecturer of Metallurgy, 1974-1987 at Sheffield University, South Yorkshire, and was registered as a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.). He was a consultant at Sheffield University from 1987. His home for many years was at 56 Endcliffe Hall Avenue, Sheffield.
David Harvie Kirkwood was born 24 November, 1931, son of the 2nd Baron Kirkwood (1903-70), and his wife the former Eileen Grace Boalch (died 6 May, 1999); and was educated at Rugby and Trinity Hall Cambridge (MA, PhD); lecturer in Metallurgy at Sheffield University, 1962; Warden of Stephenson Hall, Sheffield University 1974-80; Member of the Select Committee on Science and Technology, House of Lords 1987-92, and 1996-99.
He succeeded his father, 9 March, 1970, in the peerage which was created in 1951 for his grandfather, David Kirkwood, PC (1872-1955), Labour MP for Clydebank, Dumbarton Burghs 1922-50, and for East Dumbarton 1950-51.
He married 31 July, 1965, Judith Rosalie Hunt, daughter of John Hunt, of Leeds, West Yorkshire, by whom he had issue, three daughters, Ruth Emily (born 17 Sept, 1966), Anne Judith (born 24 Apr, 1969), and Lucy Jennifer (born 28 July, 1972).
He is succeeded as 4th Baron by his younger brother, the Hon James Stuart Kirkwood (born 19 June, 1937).