Owen Murphy

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Owen Murphy
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Québec-Ouest
In office
1886–1892
Preceded by Félix Carbray
Succeeded by Félix Carbray
Mayor of Quebec City
In office
1874–1878
Preceded by Pierre Garneau
Succeeded by Robert Chambers
Personal details
Born (1827-12-09)9 December 1827
Stoneham, Lower Canada
Died 4 October 1895(1895-10-04) (aged 67)
Quebec City, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal

Owen Murphy (9 December 1827 – 4 October 1895) was a Canadian private banker, insurance agent and politician.

Born in Stoneham, Quebec, the son of Nicholas Murphy and Ellen O'Brien, both of Irish ancestry, he was a member of the Quebec City Council from 1871 to 1874 and was mayor of Quebec City from 1874 to 1878.[1] In the 1881 Quebec election, he ran unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Québec-Ouest. He was elected in the 1886 election and re-elected in the 1890 election. He died in Quebec City at the age of 68.[2]

Before entering business on his own, he was employed in the lumber exporting business. He was also a director for the Quebec Central Railway. Murphy married Elizabeth Loughry in 1857.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les maires de la vieille capitale Côté, LM pp. 40–41 (French)
  2. ^ a b "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.