Bruce Cowan

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The Honourable
Bruce Cowan
AM
Minister for Agriculture
In office
17 December 1975 – 14 May 1976
Premier Tom Lewis
Sir Eric Willis
Preceded by Geoff Crawford
Succeeded by Don Day
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Oxley
In office
6 November 1965 – 29 August 1980
Preceded by Les Jordan
Succeeded by Peter King
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lyne
In office
18 October 1980 – 8 February 1993
Preceded by Philip Lucock
Succeeded by Mark Vaile
Personal details
Born 15 January 1926(1926-01-15)
Taree, New South Wales
Died 7 April 2011(2011-04-07) (aged 85)
Taree, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party of Australia
Occupation Farmer
Religion Church of England

David Bruce Cowan, AM (15 January 1926—7 April 2011) was an Australian politician and Minister of the Crown in the cabinets of Tom Lewis and Sir Eric Willis. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for 14 years from 6 November 1965 until his resignation on 29 August 1980 and then for 13 years in the Australian House of Representatives for Lyne for the Country Party of Australia and its successors, the National Country and then National Parties.[1]

He was the father-in-law of the current Premier of New South Wales, Barry O'Farrell.[2]

Cowan died on 7 April 2011, a week after O'Farrell was elected Premier of New South Wales.[2][3]

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Assembly seats
Preceded by
Les Jordan
Member for Oxley
1965–1980
Succeeded by
Peter King
Political offices
Preceded by
Geoff Crawford
Minister for Agriculture
1975–1976
Succeeded by
Don Day
New title Minister for Water Resources
1975–1976
Succeeded by
Alan Gordon
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Philip Lucock
Member for Lyne
1980–1993
Succeeded by
Mark Vaile