George Horace Gooderham

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George Horace Gooderham
Gooderham in 1908 (centre of photo), assisting with the laying of a cornerstone.
Ontario MPP
In office
1914 - 1919
Preceded byRiding established
Succeeded byJohn Carman Ramsden
ConstituencyToronto Southwest - Seat A
In office
1908 - 1914
Preceded byJ.J. Foy[nb 1]
Succeeded byRiding abolished
ConstituencyToronto South - Seat B
Personal details
Born(1868-04-18)April 18, 1868
Toronto, Ontario
DiedDecember 22, 1942(1942-12-22) (aged 74)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Cora Maude Northrop

George Horace Gooderham (April 18, 1868 – December 22, 1942) was a Canadian businessman and politician. From 1908 to 1919, he was a Conservative member in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing Toronto South and then Toronto Southwest.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Toronto, his father was George Gooderham Sr. (1830–1905),[1] a prominent businessman, and his mother was Harriet Dean. He married Cora Maude Northrop.

He worked in the business founded by his grandfather, William Gooderham, which was the Gooderham & Worts distillery. His brother, Albert Gooderham, also worked in the family business.

Gooderham was Commodore of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto and served on the school board for Toronto, serving as chair in 1904. He died on December 22, 1942, at Toronto.[2]

Sir Thomas Lipton (4) at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in 1903, with Commodore Aemilius Jarvis (5), Vice-Commodore Stephen Haas (3), and George H. Gooderham (6).



  1. ^ In 1908, the riding supported two members, denoted by Seat A and Seat B. Foy was the sole representative before 1908.


  1. ^ Dean Beeby, “GOODERHAM, GEORGE,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed October 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "G. H. Gooderham Dead; Noted Citizen, ex-M.P.P.", The Globe and Mail (1936-Current) [Toronto, Ont] 23 Dec 1942: 5.
  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1916, EJ Chambers

External links[edit]

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