James Gow (politician)

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James Burman Gow (1862 – 6 August 1942) was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council.

Gow was born in 1862 in Forfarshire, Scotland.[1] He arrived in New Zealand as a boy[2] and received his education at Otago Boys' High School.[1] He married Agnes Alison Murray in 1886.[1]

He was from Opotiki where he owned a mill.[2] In the 1908 general election he was a candidate for the Bay of Plenty electorate, but he was beaten by William MacDonald in the second ballot.[3] He was a member of the Legislative Council from 7 May 1918 to 6 May 1925; then 7 May 1925 to 6 May 1932, when his term ended. He was appointed by the Reform Government.[4]

He died on 6 August 1942 at his residence in Opotiki,[5] and was survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Long Public Service". The New Zealand Herald. 79 (24346). 7 August 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Legislative Council". Otago Witness (3347). 8 May 1918. p. 37. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  3. ^ The General Election, 1908. National Library. 1909. p. 19. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 162. OCLC 154283103. 
  5. ^ "Obituary". Bay of Plenty Beacon. 05 (88). 7 August 1942. p. 5. Retrieved 7 November 2016.