Sir Godman Irvine
|Member of Parliament|
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|4th Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means|
|Preceded by||Myer Galpern|
|Succeeded by||Richard Crawshaw|
|Born||25 July 1909|
|Died||3 May 1992(aged 82)|
Irvine was born to William Henry and Ada Mary Irvine and raised in Toronto. He was educated at Upper Canada College in Toronto and then moved to Britain to attend St Paul's School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was secretary of the Oxford Union. He became a barrister, called to the bar by Inner Temple in 1932, and was a farmer. During World War II Irvine was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Irvine contested Wood Green in 1951. He was Member of Parliament for Rye from 1955 to 1983. He was secretary of the 1922 Committee 1965-66, and from 1976-82 he served as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons under George Thomas.
Irvine was married to Valborg Cecilie from 1945 until her death in 1990.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1966 and 1979
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Godman Irvine
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Rye
1955 – 1983
(after: Hastings and Rye)