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Name  Raymond Gower
Died  February 22, 1989

Education  Cardiff University
Party  Conservative Party
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Role  British member of Parliament

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Sir Herbert Raymond Gower (15 August 1916 – 22 February 1989) was a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament for 38 years.

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Early life

Born in Neath, Gower was educated at Neath, Cardiff High School and University College, Cardiff. He was a solicitor, company director and chairman of a provincial newspaper.

Parliamentary career

He first stood for Parliament in the 1950 General Election, contesting the safe Labour seat of Ogmore, where he was beaten by Walter Padley.

Gower represented Barry from 1951 to 1983, and Vale of Glamorgan from 1983 until he died in office in South Glamorgan in 1989. The consequent by-election was won by Labour's John Smith.

He was a governor of the National Museum of Wales and National Library of Wales.

He Received the Freedom of the Borough of the Vale of Glamorgan on 13 April 1977.

Death

He died in 1989, aged 72.

References

Raymond Gower Wikipedia


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