Cody, Henry John

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Cody, Henry John

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1868-1951

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Henry John Cody (December 6, 1868 – April 27, 1951) was a Canadian clergyman and President of the University of Toronto from 1932 to 1945 and Chancellor from 1944 to 1947. Born in Embro, Ontario, the eldest son of Elijah Cody and Margaret Louisa Torrance, he attended Gait Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. He was ordained a Church of England priest in 1894 and later served in Toronto at St. Paul's, Bloor Street. He was an Ontario MPP for Toronto Northeast — Seat A from 1918 to 1920 and was Minister of Education from 1918 to 1919. He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1943. He married Florence Clarke on August 15, 1894 in England. In 1897, his son,Maurice was born. He drowned on a camping trip in Northern Ontario in 1927; Florence Cody died of a heart attack on September 26, 1932. In December, 1933 he married Barbara Blackstock, a long time family friend 22 years his junior.

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Cody, Maurice (1897-1927)

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Cody, Maurice is the child of Cody, Henry John

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Cody, Barbara Blackstock (1890-1980)

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Cody, Barbara Blackstock is the spouse of Cody, Henry John

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