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Colonel Alan Vincent Gandar Dower (28 March 1898 – 6 May 1980) was a British Army officer and politician.[1] He was Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Stockport from 1931 to 1935, and MP for Penrith and Cockermouth from 1935 to 1950.[1][2][3]

Dower's brother Eric was also a Conservative MP, while another brother Kenneth was a well-known explorer.[4] All used different versions of their surname: Dower, Gandar Dower and Gandar-Dower respectively.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "DOWER, Col Alan Vincent Gandar". Who Was Who. A & C Black. 1920–2008. http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whowaswho/U154005. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  2. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)}[better source needed] }}
  3. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)}[better source needed] }}
  4. Malies, J. (2004) "Gandar-Dower, Kenneth Cecil", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arnold Townend
Samuel Hammersley
Member of Parliament for Stockport
1931 – 1935
With: Samuel Hammersley
Succeeded by
Sir Arnold Gridley
Norman Hulbert
Preceded by
Arthur Dixey
Member of Parliament for Penrith and Cockermouth
1935 – 1950
Constituency abolished

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