John Morrow Godfrey

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The Hon.
John Morrow Godfrey
Senator for Rosedale, Ontario
In office
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.


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


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.


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


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

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