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Charles MURPHEY

(1799-1861)

MURPHEY, Charles, a Representative from Georgia; born near Anderson, Anderson County, S.C., May 9, 1799; attended the country schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Decatur, Ga.; clerk of the superior court of De Kalb County, Ga., 1825-1827; member of the State house of representatives 1839-1841; served in the State senate in 1842, 1845, 1849-1850, 1855-1856; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1860; died in Decatur, Ga., January 16, 1861; interment in Decatur City Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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