J. Trevor Morgan

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J. Trevor Morgan
Member of Parliament
for St. Catharines
In office
October 1972 – May 1974
Personal details
Born 27 December 1923
Regina, Saskatchewan
Died 19 October 1989
St Catharines
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession barrister, lawyer

J. Trevor Morgan (27 December 1923 – 19 October 1989[1]) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and became a barrister and lawyer by career.

In 1954, Morgan became a councillor for Port Dalhousie, Ontario, then became that municipality's Reeve from 1956 to 1960. Between 1962 and 1968, he was an Alderman in St. Catharines, then between 1969 and 1972 was a councillor for the Niagara Region.

He was first elected at the St. Catharines riding in the 1972 general election. After serving his term in the 29th Canadian Parliament, Morgan was defeated at St. Catharines by Gilbert Parent of the Liberal party in the 1974 federal election. He was also the first blind MP for Canada.

Having only 3 per cent of normal vision, Morgan required the use of a guide dog for his Parliamentary duties. He developed degenerative eye disease at age 13, and registered with CNIB by age 20, yet attended Queen's University and Osgoode Hall Law School.[2]

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  1. ^ http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/JTrevorMorgan/1277968
  2. ^ Blatchford, Christie (31 May 1974). "Tory leads Tory for House seat". The Globe and Mail. p. 8. 

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