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Former Member Details

Mr John William COWBURN (1868 - 1947)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1868
Place of Birth: Burlington, England
Date of Death: 31/07/1947
Place of Death: Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 24 Nov 1931 22 Apr 1934 2 years 4 months 30 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 23 November 1931.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Fitter and union official. Arrived in Australia in 1912; fitter with Clyde Engineering Company for a short period (1926); member of Amalgamated Society of Engineers (from 1920 the Amalgamated Engineering Union), Sydney district secretary; retired in 1940.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Charles Cowburn, engine cleaner, and Elizabeth Cowburn. Married Martha Shaw in England and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Rookwood cremation with Church of England rites.
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