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Former Member Details

Mr (Don) Donald John BOWMAN (1936 - 2013)

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Date of Birth: 25/05/1936
Place of Birth: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 30/04/2013
Place of Death: Croudace Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 19 Sep 1981 22 Feb 1988 6 years 5 months 4 days Maiden speech delivered on 10 November 1981
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 May 1991 03 Mar 1995 3 years 9 months 7 days
Member for Swansea 19 Sep 1981 05 Mar 1984 2 years 5 months 16 days
Member for Swansea 24 Mar 1984 22 Feb 1988 3 years 10 months 30 days
Member for Swansea 25 May 1991 03 Mar 1995 3 years 9 months 7 days
Standing Orders and Procedure Committee 01 May 1984 22 Feb 1988 3 years 9 months 23 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined the ALP in 1965. President Belmont Branch. Secretary Gateshead Branch. Secretary/Senior Vice President Shortland Federal Executive Council (FEC). Senior Vice President Munmorah State Executive Council (SEC). Member of Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege 1984 - 1985. Member of Joint Committee on Prostitution.
Community Activity
Member New South Wales Teachers' Federation Council. Apex 1957-1969. Amateur Theatre. Hunter English Teachers' Association. Hunter History Teachers' Association. Gaol Visitor.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher. Educated at Marist High at Hamilton from 1948 until 1952. Bachelor of Arts (BA) 1953 - 1955, and a Diploma of Education( DipEd) from the University of New England 1966. From 1957 - 1981 was a high school teacher at several regional high schools. Interests included the environment, industrial relations, world peace and public finance.
Military Service
National Service 1954 - 1956
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Lake Macquarie City Council from 1974 until 1980
Personal
Son of Donald Napier Bowman, electrical linesman, and Annie Bowman. Married Margaret Estelle Thomson in 1969 and had issue 1 step daughter and 1 daughter.
Additional Information
Member of Former Members of New South Wales Parliament Association