MURPHY, Nathan Oakes, (1849 - 1908)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MURPHY, Nathan Oakes, a Delegate from the Territory of Arizona; born in Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine, October 14, 1849; attended the public schools; taught school in Wisconsin; went to the western frontier and finally settled in Prescott, Ariz., in April 1883 where he engaged in mining and the real estate business; secretary to the Governor of Arizona Territory in 1885; appointed secretary of Arizona Territory March 21, 1889; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; Governor of Arizona Territory 1892-1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; again Governor of Arizona Territory and served from 1898 to 1902, when he resigned; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; died in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., August 22, 1908; interment in the Masonic Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.