George Henry Cowan

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George Henry Cowan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Vancouver City
In office
Preceded by Robert George Macpherson
Succeeded by Henry Herbert Stevens
Personal details
Born (1858-06-17)June 17, 1858
Watford, Canada West
Died September 20, 1935(1935-09-20) (aged 77)
Political party Conservative

George Henry Cowan (June 17, 1858 – September 20, 1935) was a Canadian lawyer and Conservative politician. He represented Vancouver City in the Canadian House of Commons for one term from 1908 to 1911.

Born in Watford, Canada West, Cowan was educated at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1889 and moved to British Columbia in 1893. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1893 and practiced law in Vancouver. From 1907 to 1910, he was the city solicitor for Vancouver.[1]

In 1894, he helped organize the first Conservative Association of Vancouver and served as its first secretary. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for Vancouver City in the 1908 election. He did not run for re-election.[1]

He was the author of The Chinese Question in Canada and Better Terms for British Columbia.[1]

He died in 1935.


  1. ^ a b c "George Henry Cowan fonds". British Columbia Archival Union. [permanent dead link]

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