Charles Murphy (Canadian politician)

Charles Murphy, PC (8 December 1862 24 November 1935) was a Canadian politician and Liberal MP for Russell (Ontario) in the House of Commons of Canada from 1908 to 1925. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1925.[1]

He was born on 8 December 1862 in Ottawa, the son of James Murphy, who came to Ontario from Ireland,[2] and Mary Conway.[3] Murphy studied at Ottawa University and Osgoode Hall,[2] was called to the Ontario bar in 1891 and practised law in Ottawa.[3]

Murphy was Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1909 to 1911. He also served as Postmaster General (19211926) and Secretary of State of Canada (acting) (19251926).[1]

He died in office in Ottawa in 1935.[3]


  1. Charles Murphy – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1921, EJ Chambers
  3. Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.

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