Morrison, George Matthew, 1913-2001

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Morrison, George Matthew, 1913-2001

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1913-2001

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George Matthew Morrison (1913-2001) was born in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1936 with a degree in commerce and finance. For three years following that he articled in an accounting firm and became a chartered accountant in 1939. He spent one year with the Hudson's Bay Company and then served with the Royal Canadian Air Force for four years (two years as a civilian assistant financial superintendent of the Department of National Defense for Air). After the war, he returned home and became a partner in a Toronto accounting firm, and in 1950 joined I.B.M. as controller of I.B.M's World Trade Corporation. He left the finance sector in 1953 to attend Emmanuel College and graduated in 1956 with a bachelor of divinity. Following that, he took a fellowship to St. Andrew's University Scotland. He received a Doctor of Divinity from Emmanuel in 1968. During this time, he held pastorates at Robertson Memorial in Winnipeg, 1957-1959; and Ryerson in Vancouver, 1966-1971. He was also Assistant Secretary in the Board of Home Missions and later a Secretary in the Board of Finance. He was elected General Secretary of the General Council in 1972. In 1975 and became minister at Timothy Eaton Memorial United Church in Toronto. He received a second Doctor of Divinity from St. Andrew's (Scotland) in 1978 and in that same year, he and his wife Bindy retired to British Columbia.

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