Rhodri Morgan

Hywel Rhodri Morgan (29 September 1939 – 17 May 2017) was a Welsh Labour politician who was the First Minister of Wales and the Leader of Welsh Labour from 2000 to 2009. He was also the Assembly Member for Cardiff West from 1999 to 2011 and the Member of Parliament for Cardiff West from 1987 to 2001. He was, as of 2018, the longest-serving First Minister of Wales. He was Chancellor of Swansea University from 2011 to 2017.


Rhodri Morgan
Rhodri Morgan in 2011
First Minister of Wales[1]
In office
9 February 2000  10 December 2009
Acting: 9 February 2000 - 15 February 2000
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyMichael German
Jenny Randerson (Acting)
Ieuan Wyn Jones
Preceded byAlun Michael
Succeeded byCarwyn Jones
Leader of Welsh Labour
In office
9 February 2000  1 December 2009
UK party leaderTony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded byAlun Michael
Succeeded byCarwyn Jones
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Cardiff West
In office
6 May 1999  5 May 2011
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byMark Drakeford
Member of Parliament
for Cardiff West
In office
11 June 1987  14 May 2001
Preceded byStefan Terlezki
Succeeded byKevin Brennan
Personal details
Born
Hywel Rhodri Morgan

(1939-09-29)29 September 1939
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Died17 May 2017(2017-05-17) (aged 77)
Wenvoe, Wales, UK
Political partyWelsh Labour
Spouse(s)
(m. 1967)
Children3
ParentsT. J. Morgan
Huana Rees
RelativesPrys Morgan (brother)
Garel Rhys (second cousin)
Alma materSt John's College, Oxford
Harvard University
Cabinet