James Rowell

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James Rowell
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Senator for South Australia
In office
24 May 1917 – 30 June 1923
Preceded by William Story
Personal details
Born (1851-01-20)20 January 1851
Cambridge, England
Died 6 July 1941(1941-07-06) (aged 90)
Nationality English Australian
Political party Nationalist (1917–22)
Liberal (1922–23)
Occupation Horticulturalist

James Rowell (20 January 1851 – 6 July 1941) was an English-born Australian politician. Born in Cambridge, he migrated to Australia as a child and was educated in state schools. He served in the military 1877-1917 before becoming aide-de-camp to the Governor-General. He was a horticulturalist, and served on West Torrens Council. In 1917, he was appointed to the Australian Senate as a Nationalist Senator for South Australia, filling the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of William Story, who was contesting the House of Representatives. He contested the 1922 election as a candidate for the Liberal Party, which was a group of disaffected Nationalists opposed to the leadership of Prime Minister Billy Hughes; he was defeated. Rowell died in 1941.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23.