Godman Irvine

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Sir Godman Irvine
Member of Parliament
for Rye
In office
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
4th Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
Preceded byMyer Galpern
Succeeded byRichard Crawshaw
Personal details
Born(1909-07-25)25 July 1909
Died3 May 1992(1992-05-03) (aged 82)
Political partyConservative

Sir Bryant Godman Irvine (25 July 1909 – 3 May 1992) was a Canadian-born British Conservative politician.

Early life[edit]

Irvine was born to William Henry and Ada Mary Irvine and raised in Toronto.[1] 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.[2]

Political career[edit]

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.[3]


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Rye
Constituency abolished
(after: Hastings and Rye)