Robert McDowell

Robert David McDowell (born April 1 1900) was the Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland from 1939 to 1950.

When McDowell was a child of ten, his father lost a leg in a workplace accident, and was paid up until the hour of his injury. McDowell went to work for the railroads and gained an apprenticeship as a boilermaker. The circumstances of his father's injury may have propelled McDowell into the labour movement.Fact|date=February 2007 He was a member of the Australian Labor Party when he became Mayor but retired an Independent.

McDowell married Muriel Joyce on April 17 1926. They had three children, Joyce, Noel and Jannice.

McDowell died in October 1988.

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