John Fowler (mayor)

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John Fowler
Mayor of the City of South Sydney
In office
September 2000 – September 2002
Preceded by Vic Smith
Succeeded by Tony Pooley
Councillor of the City of South Sydney
In office
September 1989 – 4 February 2004
Personal details
Born 16 July 1954
Sydney
Political party Independent
Occupation High School English teacher

John William Fowler (born 16 July 1954) is an Australian high school teacher and a former mayor of the City of South Sydney.[1]

Early life[edit]

Fowler was born in Sydney and attended Newington College (1968–1971). [2]

City of South Sydney[edit]

Fowler was an independent councillor for the City of South Sydney from 1989 until becoming the first non-Labour mayor in 2000. He served in that role until the council was merged with the Sydney City Council. He was the first openly gay mayor in Sydney.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Costly loss for South Sydney as court rules on council turf war Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 pp67 (Syd, 1999)
  3. ^ Sth Sydney Council recognises same-sex couples Retrieved 10 October 2013.