James Howe (New South Wales politician)

James Peter Howe (3 November 1854 1 July 1917) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Sydney to mechanical engineer William Bryant and Mary Lambert. He was educated at Chippendale and worked as a leather dresser from the age of fifteen. On 27 November 1878 he married Annie Emma Burchmore, with whom he had nine children. He was a Waterloo councillor from 1886 and mayor from 1888 to 1889. He was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Redfern in 1888 as a Protectionist. Defeated in 1891, he was elected for Bourke in the same election, but resigned a few months later. He later moved to Melbourne, where he established a leather business and also served on Preston Council. Howe died at East Melbourne in 1917.[1]


  1. "Mr James Peter Howe (1854-1917)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 June 2019.


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
James Farnell
Member for Redfern
Served alongside: Schey/Goodchap, Stephen, Sutherland/Schey
Succeeded by
Henry Hoyle
James McGowen
William Sharp
Preceded by
William Davis
Thomas Waddell
Member for Bourke
Served alongside: Hugh Langwell, William Willis
Succeeded by
Thomas Waddell
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