Former Mayor of Wellington, Sir Michael Fowler, dies at 92

Former Mayor of Wellington, Sir Michael Fowler, dies at 92

Michael Fowler, an architect and author from New Zealand, presided over Wellington from 1974 until 1983. aged 92, he passed away.

Sir Michael Fowler passes away at age 92.

At age 92, Sir Michael Fowler, an architect who earned his name as Wellington’s outspoken and combative mayor, passed away. Before moving back to Wellington in 2003, the Fowlers purchased an orchard in Marlborough, where they had resided for 12 years.

 In 2009, Barbara, Lady Fowler, passed away. Fowler ran for a position on the Wellington City Council in the Lambton Ward at the 2010 local elections in Wellington. Out of nine candidates, he finished fifth, and the top three vote-getters were elected. At the age of 92, Michael Fowler passed away on July 12, 2022.

Sir Michael Fowler Age, Family, Early Life

On December 19, 1929 (93 years old), Sir Michael Fowler was born in Marton. He holds a New Zealand Nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

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The parents of Sir Michael Fowler are Faith Agnes Netherclift and William Coulson Fowler. His siblings’ identities remain unknown.

Sir Michael Fowler Wife, What about his Children?

Fowler wed Barbara Hamilton Hall in 1953, and the two eventually had three kids together.

Sir Michael Fowler’s Career, What was his profession?

Architectural Career

Fowler began his professional career in 1954 with Ove Arup & Partner’s London office, and in 1955 he was admitted as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He came to New Zealand in 1957 and started out as a self-employed architect in Wellington before joining Calder, Fowler, Styles, and Turner in partnership from 1959 until 1989.

 The Wellington Overseas Passenger Terminal, designed by Fowler in the early 1960s to handle international passenger ships, was never used for the purpose for which it was intended because of the growing appeal of air travel. He claimed that he “was party to the design of the biggest white elephant that Wellington ever erected” in an interview conducted many years afterward. In 1970, the New Zealand Institute of Architects elected Fowler as a Fellow.

Political Career

In 1968, Fowler won his first election to the Wellington City Council. In the general election of 1972, he ran for the Hutt parliamentary seat for the National Party and finished second to Labour’s Trevor Young. On a closely contested election against longtime incumbent Sir Frank Kitts, Fowler won the position of mayor of Wellington in 1974, which he held until his retirement in 1983.

He stood for re-election in 1977 against Carmen Rupe, a transsexual performer who ran with the backing of a local businessman under the campaign slogans “Get in behind” and “Carmen for Mayor” and on a platform of legalized prostitution (although neither of these is local-government matters in New Zealand).

Fowler was rumored to be a contender for the National Party nomination in the Wellington Central constituency in the run-up to the general election of 1984. He acknowledged that the party’s electorate chairman had asked him to run but that he had declined.

How much is Sir Michael Fowler Net Worth?

The current estimated value of Sir Michael Fowler’s net worth is $205 million.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Prior to studying architecture at Auckland University College between 1950 and 1952 and receiving a Diploma in Architecture, Sir Michael Fowler had his education at Manchester Street School in Feilding and Christ’s College in Christchurch.

Later, he went back to the University of Auckland, where he earned his Master of Architecture in 1973.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Sir Michael Fowler is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Sir Michael Fowler’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorwhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Sir Michael Fowler’s should be knows

NationalityNew Zealand
Zodiac signSagittarius
Relationship StatusMarried