Charles Murphey

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Charles Murphey (May 9, 1799 – January 16, 1861) was an American lawyer and politician from the state of Georgia. He was born in Anderson, South Carolina.

He attended the country schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1825. He began his practice in Decatur, Georgia. We would serve as clerk of the superior court of De Kalb County, Georgia, from 1825 to 1827, as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1839 through 1841, and as a member of the Georgia Senate in 1842, 1845, 1849–1850, and 1855–56. He was elected as a Unionist to the 32nd Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). Upon leaving the Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He would also serve as a delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention at Baltimore. He died in Decatur, Georgia, on January 16, 1861. He was interred in Decatur City Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hugh A. Haralson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
William Barton Wade Dent