Owen Murphy

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Owen Murphy
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Québec-Ouest
In office
Preceded by Félix Carbray
Succeeded by Félix Carbray
Mayor of Quebec City
In office
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]


  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.