|Member of Provincial Parliament|
|Preceded by||John Richardson|
|Succeeded by||George Stewart Henry|
May 27, 1853|
He was born in Scarborough Township, the son of James W. McCowan, an immigrant from Scotland. He resigned his seat in the provincial assembly in 1913 and was appointed sheriff for York County, serving until 1934. In 1891, he married Georgina Ashbridge. He married Mary Marshall in 1894 after the death of his first wife. McCowan was a dairy farmer and was secretary-treasurer of the Toronto Milk Producers' Association, one of the first milk marketing organizations in Canada. He was also secretary-treasurer for the Scarboro Agricultural Society.
- Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1912, EJ Chambers
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