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James McGowan (1841 - 1912):
Politician


James McGowan was born in Comber, County Down. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1865 and began a business which made him rich. He was elected Mayor of Thames, New Zealand, and on entering political life became Minister of Justice and Mines. While he was in office he wrote on mines and minerals and introduced prison reforms. He died in New Zealand.

Born: 1841
Died: 1912
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