John Morrow Godfrey

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The Hon.
John Morrow Godfrey
Senator for Rosedale, Ontario
In office
1973–1987
Appointed by Pierre Trudeau
Personal details
Born (1912-06-28)June 28, 1912
Port Credit, Ontario
Died March 8, 2001(2001-03-08) (aged 88)
Political party Liberal
Children John Godfrey
Committees Co-Chair, Standing Joint Committee on Regulations and other Statutory Instruments (1979 & 1980–1984)
Military service
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Royal Canadian Air Force
Years of service 1940 – 1945
Rank Wing Commander

John Morrow Godfrey (June 28, 1912 – March 8, 2001) was a Canadian pilot, lawyer and politician.

Education[edit]

Born in Port Credit, Ontario, he was educated at the Royal Military College of Canada in 1929 and at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Career[edit]

During World War II, he was a pilot and Wing Commander with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the United Kingdom and France. After the war, he was a named partner in the law firm of Campbell, Godfrey and Lewtas (now Fasken Martineau DuMoulin). He was a fundraiser for the Liberal Party of Canada.

In 1973, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Rosedale, Ontario. A Liberal, he retired on his 75th birthday in 1987.

Family[edit]

His son John Godfrey is a former Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, historian and economist.

References[edit]

  • Paul Adams (March 14, 2001). "John Morrow Godfrey: Lawyer held the Liberal purse". Globe and Mail (Canada). p. R6. 

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