Preceded byWilliam Story NationalityEnglish Australian
OccupationHorticulturalist NameJames Rowell
Born20 January 1851
Cambridge, England (1851-01-20) Died6 July 1940(1940-07-06) (aged 89)
Lockleys, South Australia Political partyNationalist (1917–22)
Liberal (1922–23) RelationsLieutenant General Sir Sydney Rowell (son)
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Colonel James Rowell (20 January 1851 – 6 July 1940) was an English-born Australian politician, soldier and horticulturalist. Born in Cambridge, he migrated to Australia as a child and was educated in state schools. He served in the military 1877–1917 before becoming aide-de-camp to the Governor-General. He was a horticulturalist, and served on West Torrens Council. In 1917, he was appointed to the Australian Senate as a Nationalist Senator for South Australia, filling the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of William Story, who was contesting the House of Representatives. He contested the 1922 election as a candidate for the Liberal Party, which was a group of disaffected Nationalists opposed to the leadership of Prime Minister Billy Hughes; he was defeated. Rowell died in 1940.