Murray Cowper

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Murray Cowper
In office
26 February 2005 – 11 March 2017
Succeeded by Robyn Clarke
Constituency Murray-Wellington
Personal details
Born (1960-10-25) October 25, 1960 (age 56)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Kathleen Cowper

Murray John Cowper (born 25 October 1960) is an Australian politician, having served in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 2005 to 2017 as the Liberal member for Murray-Wellington.

He was born in South Perth. He joined the Western Australian Police in 1978, and served as a police officer in Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Dampier, Denmark and Australind. Along the way he achieved a Diploma in Search and Rescue, and a Diploma of Business Management, and ran a business with his wife.

He was elected to the seat of Murray at the 2005 election, succeeding John Bradshaw. The seat was renamed Murray-Wellington at the 2008 election.[1] He was appointed to the Barnett Ministry as a parliamentary secretary.


Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
John Bradshaw
(as member for Murray-Wellington)
Member for Murray
Succeeded by
Self (as member for
Preceded by
Self (as member for Murray)
Member for Murray-Wellington
Succeeded by
Robyn Clarke