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
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]


  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.