Bruce Cowan

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Bruce Cowan

Minister for Agriculture
In office
17 December 1975 – 14 May 1976
PremierTom Lewis
Sir Eric Willis
Preceded byGeoff Crawford
Succeeded byDon Day
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Oxley
In office
6 November 1965 – 29 August 1980
Preceded byLes Jordan
Succeeded byPeter King
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lyne
In office
18 October 1980 – 8 February 1993
Preceded byPhilip Lucock
Succeeded byMark Vaile
Personal details
Born(1926-01-15)15 January 1926
Taree, New South Wales
Died7 April 2011(2011-04-07) (aged 85)
Taree, New South Wales
Political partyNational Party of Australia

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mr David Bruce Cowan (1926 - )". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bruce Cowan, O'Farrell's father-in-law, dies". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  3. "Former Nationals MP Bruce Cowan dies - ABC Mid North Coast NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 8 April 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Les Jordan
Member for Oxley
Succeeded by
Peter King
Political offices
Preceded by
Geoff Crawford
Minister for Agriculture
Succeeded by
Don Day
New title Minister for Water Resources
Succeeded by
Alan Gordon
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Philip Lucock
Member for Lyne
Succeeded by
Mark Vaile