James McGowan (politician)
James McGowan (1841 – 7 May 1912) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.
McGowan was born in Maxwell's Court, County Down, Ireland, in 1841. He emigrated to Auckland in 1865 on the ship Liverpool. After five years, he moved to Thames, where he had a large store and a bakery.
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He represented the Thames electorate in Parliament from an 1893 by-election. He resigned on 6 January 1909 so that he could be appointed to the Legislative Council on that same day, where he served until his death.
He was Minister of Justice and Minister of Mines from 23 January 1900 in the Liberal Government. From 6 August 1906, he was Minister of Immigration. From 23 November 1906, he was Minister of Industries and Commerce. He held all ministerial posts until his resignation from the lower house.
- Cyclopedia Company Limited (1902). "The Hon. James McGowan". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Auckland Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- "Mayors and Councillors of Thames". The Treasury. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 122.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 80.
- Scholefield 1950, pp. 41–42.
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- Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
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