John McGowan (Ontario politician)

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John McGowan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Wellington Centre
In office
Preceded byAndrew Semple
Succeeded byRiding abolished
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded byRobert McKim
Succeeded byRiding abolished
ConstituencyWellington North
Personal details
Born(1845-11-05)November 5, 1845
Greenock, Scotland
DiedOctober 20, 1922(1922-10-20) (aged 76)
Political partyConservative

John McGowan (November 5, 1845 – October 20, 1922) was an Ontario businessman, farmer and political figure. He represented Wellington North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1874 to 1879 and Wellington Centre in the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal-Conservative member from 1901 to 1904.

He was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1845 and came to Canada West with his parents in 1857. He settled in Peel Township (now part of Mapleton Township) and served as reeve there. He also managed a linseed oil mill in Elora. He was elected to the Ontario legislature in an 1874 by-election and was reelected in 1875. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1900, and served for four years.[1]


  1. ^ "Pioneer - McGOWAN, Duncan". Roots Web. 2003. Archived from the original on July 29, 2003.

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