James Cowan (Scottish politician)
He was elected at the 1874 general election as a Member of Parliament for Edinburgh, and held the seat until he resigned from the House of Commons in 1882 by the procedural device of taking the office of Crown Steward and Bailiff of the three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough and Burnham.
- "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 11 April 2009.
- Oxford National Dictionary of Biography
- Wood, Marguerite; Whitson, Sir Thomas Barnby (1932). The Lord Provosts of Edinburgh, 1296-1932. Edinburgh. p. 131.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 540. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Cowan
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|Member of Parliament for Edinburgh
1874 – 1882
With: Duncan McLaren to Jan 1981
John McLaren Jan–Aug 1881
Thomas Buchanan 1881–1882
Samuel Danks Waddy
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