Gerald Bowden

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Gerald Francis Bowden (born 26 August 1935), was British Conservative MP for Dulwich from 1983 until 1992. He was succeeded by Tessa Jowell.

Gerald Bowden also represented Dulwich on the Greater London Council 1977–81. He is an honours graduate in Jurisprudence from Magdalen College, Oxford; was called to the bar at Grays Inn and qualified as a chartered surveyor at University of Reading (formerly the College of Estate Management), practising part-time in these professions. He held an academic appointment as a principal lecturer in the law of property at London South Bank University (formerly South Bank Polytechnic) from 1971 - 1984. On leaving Parliament he took up an academic appointment at Kingston University and resumed practise at the planning bar.

He is currently a trustee of the Royal Albert Hall, and was formerly Chairman of the Dulwich Estate (Alleyn's College of God's Gift) and the Walcot Foundation, a trustee of the Magdalen College Development Trust, and the Oxford and Cambridge Club. Commissioned during National Service he continued to serve in the T.A retiring in the rank of LIeutenant Colonel.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Samuel Silkin
Member of Parliament for Dulwich
Succeeded by
Tessa Jowell