Douglas Morton

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Murray Douglas Morton
Member of Parliament
for Davenport
In office
June 1957 – June 1962
Preceded by Paul Hellyer
Succeeded by Walter L. Gordon
Personal details
Born (1916-04-28)28 April 1916
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Died 25 November 2001(2001-11-25) (aged 85)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession lawyer

Murray Douglas Morton (28 April 1916 – 25 November 2001) was a Progressive Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, becoming a barrister and lawyer in his career.

He was first elected at the Davenport riding in the 1957 general election defeating Paul Hellyer. Morton was re-elected for a second term at Davenport in the 1958 election, but defeated in the 1962 election by Walter L. Gordon.[1]

Morton was also unsuccessful in the 1963 federal election at the York—Humber against riding incumbent Ralph Cowan.

Morton was elected as a Trustee of the Toronto Board of Education, 1952-57. In 1956, he served as Chairman of The Toronto Board of Education.


  1. ^ Gordon, Walter L. (1983). Walter Gordon: A Political Memoir. Formac. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-88780-110-5.  Morton served as aTrustee for the Toronto Board of Education 1952-57. In 1956 he served as Chairman of the Toronto Board of Education.

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