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James Charles Morgan (October 31, 1939 – August 4, 2019) was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Bonavista South in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1972 to 1989. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.[1]

Jim Morgan
MHA for Bonavista South
In office
Preceded byRossy Barbour
Succeeded byAubrey Gover
Personal details
Born(1939-10-31)October 31, 1939
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
DiedAugust 4, 2019(2019-08-04) (aged 79)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador

The son of Samuel Robert and Helen Morgan, he was born at St. John's[2] and was educated at Memorial University, at Devry Technical School in Toronto and at Sir George Williams University in Montreal.[1] In 1967, Morgan married Denise Philippe.[2]

Morgan was elected to the Newfoundland assembly in 1972. He served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Transportation and Communications, as Minister of Tourism, as Minister of Forestry and Agriculture and as Minister of Fisheries. He was a candidate for the Progressive Conservative party leadership in 1979 but withdrew, transferring his support to Brian Peckford. In 1988, he made an unsuccessful bid to be the federal Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of St. John's East but Ross Reid was chosen instead.[1]

Morgan died in St. John's on August 5, 2019, at the age of 79.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c "Morgan, James Charles". Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. p. 617.
  2. ^ a b Normandin, P G (1946). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
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  4. ^ Former PC Minister Jim Morgan Passes Away