Marjorie Godfrey

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Marjorie Godfrey (29 March 1919 – 27 October 2003) was an Anglo-Indian nominated member of 5th Lok Sabha and Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Early life[edit]

Marjorie was born on 29 March 1919 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Osmania University.[1]


An educationist, Godfrey for 17 years acted as the Superintendent-in-Charge of Examinations and Selections.[2] She established The Catholic Association of Hyderabad.[3] She was one of the two Anglo-Indian members nominated to the 5th Lok Sabha in 1971.[4] Prior to that, she had been a nominated member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for four years and a Vice President of All India Anglo-Indian Association's governing body.[2]

Godfrey had also served on the Central Social Welfare Advisory Board and represented Andhra Pradesh at the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On 10 January 1949, Marjorie was married to Allen Godfrey. The couple had two children.[1] She died on 27 October 2003, due to cardiac arrest. Andhra Pradesh Council of Churches and The Catholic Association of Hyderabad condoled her death.[3]

Her daughter Della Godfrey is also a nominated member of Andhra Pradesh state assembly.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Members Bioprofile: Godfrey, Shrimati Marjorie". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Thirteenth Loksabha: Session 14 Date: 05-12-2003". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Marjorie Godfrey dies". The Hindu. 28 October 2003. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ Careers Digest. Volume 8. 1971. p. 622.