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Former Member Details

Mr Brian MCGOWAN, B.A. (1935 - 1994)

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Date of Birth: 23/09/1935
Place of Birth: Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 08/03/1994
Place of Death: Wamberal, New Soutth Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 01 May 1976 22 Feb 1988 11 years 9 months 23 days
Member for Gosford 01 May 1976 12 Sep 1978 2 years 4 months 13 days
Member for Gosford 07 Oct 1978 28 Aug 1981 2 years 10 months 22 days
Member for Gosford 19 Sep 1981 05 Mar 1984 2 years 5 months 16 days
Member for Gosford 24 Mar 1984 22 Feb 1988 3 years 10 months 30 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined the party in 1968. President Nowra-Bomaderry Branch 1971. Endorsed as a candidate for Gosford 1973. State Conference Delegate since 1976.
Community Activity
Vice-President and Delegate Tumut Teachers Association 1961-1966. Foundation President Nowra Chess Club 1970. Nowra Teachers Association 1967-1971. Gosford Teachers Association. Foundation President Gosford Wyong English Teachers Association 1975. Member Independent Teachers Association since 1982.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
School teacher. Educated at Christian Brothers, Lewisham. Wagga Wagga Teachers College 1957-1988 and external student University of New England 1960-1966. B.A. Previously primary and secondary teacher and was English Master at The Entrance High School until election to Parliament. Other occupations Telecom technician; tram-conductor; telephonist; storeman; professional fireman; railway porter. Recreational interests include reading, music and french-polishing.
Military Service
National Service 1952-1953.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married Margaret on 11 December 1958 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son.
Additional Information
Electorate description: Semi-rural and residential. Located Central Coast region. Principal centres: city of Gosford and towns of Empire Bay, Erina, Terrigal, Wamberal, Wyoming. Area: 190 sq km Population: 68,922 Enrolment: 50,137