Henry John Cody
|6th President of the University of Toronto|
|Preceded by||Robert Falconer|
|Succeeded by||Sidney Earle Smith|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Preceded by||Robert Allan Pyne|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Cameron Lewis|
|Constituency||Toronto Northeast - Seat A|
|Born||December 6, 1868|
|Died||April 27, 1951(aged 82)|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
Born in Embro, Ontario, the eldest son of Elijah Cody and Margaret Louisa Torrance, he attended Galt 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.
Cody maintained a great interest in the University of Toronto throughout his life. He was a member of the Royal Commission on the University of Toronto which reported in 1906, and later was the Chairman of the Royal Commission on University Finances that reported in 1921. In 1917 he was appointed a member of the University of Toronto's board of governors, and from 1923 to 1932 served as Chairman. He would later become President of the university in 1932, and then its Chancellor in 1944.
He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1943.
Cody's son, Maurice, has a K–6 school named after him in Toronto. At the University of Toronto Schools, the Cody house in the intramural house system is named in his honour.
- "Report of the Royal Commission on the University of Toronto". Toronto: King's Printer. 1906.
- "Report of the Royal Commission on University Finances". Toronto: King's Printer. 1921.
- Masters, Donald Campbell (1995). Henry John Cody: An Outstanding Life. Toronto: Dundurn Press. ISBN 1-55002-219-9.
- Henry John Cody at The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Zorra boys at home and abroad; or How to succeed
- Ontario Legislative Assembly parliamentary history (archived)
- Cody Family archival papers held at the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services
|Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
| MLA for Toronto Northeast - Seat A
Alexander Cameron Lewis
| Minister of Education of Ontario
| President of the University of Toronto
Sidney Earle Smith
| Chancellor of the University of Toronto