Edward LeRoy Bowerman

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Edward LeRoy Bowerman
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Prince Albert
In office
1945 – 1949
Preceded by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Succeeded by Francis Heselton Helme
Majority Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation
Personal details
Born (1892-06-02)June 2, 1892
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died February 17, 1977(1977-02-17) (aged 84)
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
Spouse(s) Laura Rosalee Anderson
Residence Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
Occupation farmer

Edward LeRoy Bowerman (June 2, 1892 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – February 17, 1977 in Shellbrook, SK) was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the federal election, 1945 election as a Member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation for the electoral district of Prince Albert by defeating then Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King in a huge upset, the last of four times that King was defeated in Canadian politics. Bowerman was defeated in the 1949 election. In honor of Bowerman's tireless service to the provincial government of Saskatchewan, the Parliament named a lake after him in the northern part of the province in 1972.

Bowerman's son, George Reginald Anderson (Ted) Bowerman, was an MLA for Shellbrook from 1967–1982 and member of Premier Allan Blakeney's cabinet from 1971–1982, holding various ministerial positions during the period. Ted was born on the family farm in Shellbrook, SK, in 1930, and died in a car accident on December 20, 2007.