William H. Murfree

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William H. Murfree
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Lemuel Sawyer
Succeeded by Lemuel Sawyer
Member of the North Carolina General Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born (1781-10-02)October 2, 1781
Hertford County, North Carolina
Died January 19, 1827(1827-01-19) (aged 45)
Political party Democratic-Republican
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

William Hardy Murfree (October 2, 1781 – January 19, 1827), born in Hertford County, North Carolina, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina.


He graduated in 1801 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Edenton, North Carolina.


Murfee became a member of the North Carolina General Assembly in 1805 and 1812 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses where he served from March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1817. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures in the Fourteenth Congress.

In 1823, he moved from Murfreesboro, North Carolina, to his estate in Williamson County, Tennessee where he died on January 19, 1827. He was buried in Murfree Cemetery, northwest of Franklin, Tennessee. His home at Murfreesboro, North Carolina, Melrose, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lemuel Sawyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Lemuel Sawyer