Charles Murphey

Charles Murphey ( born May 9, 1799 Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina; † January 16, 1861 in Decatur, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1851 and 1853 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Murphey attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1825 admitted to the bar he began in Decatur to work in his new profession. From 1825 to 1827 he was also usher in the local DeKalb County.

From 1839 to 1841 Murphey sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia; 1842-1856 he was one of several times in the State Senate. In the congressional elections of 1850 he became a Unionist in the fourth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Hugh A. Haralson on March 4, 1851. Until March 3, 1853, he graduated only one term in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives to Murphey turned to the Democratic Party. In 1860 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore. Otherwise, he worked as a lawyer. Charles Murphey died on January 16, 1861 in Decatur and was also buried there.