Thom's Irish Who's Who/Cowan, Peter Chalmers


COWAN, Peter Chalmers, Chief Engineering Inspector to Irish Local Government Board since 1899; Chairman Government Housing Committee, 1919-22; Extern Examiner, Trinity College. Dublin, and Royal College of Science for Ireland; b. 1859. Educ.: High School, Dundee, and Edinburgh University; D.Sc.; won Baxter and Vans Dunlop Scholarships. Societies: M.Inst.C.E.: Past President, Inst. C.E., Ireland, and of Engineering and Scientific Association of Ireland: M. Royal Sanitary Institute; Hon. Treasurer, R.I.A.I.; Assoc, Munic. and Coy. Engineers, and Institution of Waterworks Engineers. Late Assistant to Prof, of Engineering, Edinburgh University: Asst. Engineer, X. Y. W. Shore and Buffalo Rly.: Asst. Engineer in charge of construction Can. Pac. Rly.: Engineer, N. E. Sany. Association, Newcastle-on-Tyne; County Surveyor in Mayo, 1886. Consg. Engr. to Piers and Roads Commission, 1886-7; County Surveyor, Co. Down, 1889. Pubns.: Reports and Pamphlets on Roads; Hygiene and Housing of Working Classes. Res.: Castlemount, Castleknock, Co. Dublin. Club: Kildare Street, Dublin.