John Prowse

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John Prowse
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Swan
In office
13 December 1919 – 16 December 1922
Preceded by Edwin Corboy
Succeeded by Henry Gregory
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Forrest
In office
16 December 1922 – 21 August 1943
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Nelson Lemmon
Personal details
Born (1871-06-16)16 June 1871
Adelong, New South Wales
Died 20 May 1944(1944-05-20) (aged 72)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Country Party
Occupation Station owner

John Henry Prowse (16 June 1871 – 20 May 1944) was an Australian politician. Born in Adelong, New South Wales, he was educated at public schools and then at Kings College, Melbourne. He became an insurance agent and then a station owner in Western Australia, where he eventually became a Perth City Councillor, serving as Mayor 1913-1914. In 1919, Prowse was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the member for Swan, representing the Farmers' and Settlers' Association, which in 1920 solidified to become the Australian Country Party. Prowse transferred to the new seat of Forrest in 1922, allowing party colleague Henry Gregory (member for the abolished Dampier) to contest Swan. He held the seat until his defeat in 1943 by future Labor minister Nelson Lemmon. Prowse died the following year.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Edwin Corboy
Member for Swan
1919 – 1922
Succeeded by
Henry Gregory
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Forrest
1922 – 1943
Succeeded by
Nelson Lemmon