Murdock, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1841-1928

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Birth 1841-01-26
Death 1928-01-10

Biographical notes:

Charles A. Murdock was a San Francisco printer, active in the Unitarian Church, local politics, and civic groups.

From the description of Scrapbook of Charles A. Murdock, 1842-1921. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 84548022

Sergeant from West Boylston, Massachusetts serving in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry, Company K. Enlisted as Private and was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant. Parents were David C. and Adaline Murdock.

From the description of Letters, 1860-1864. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53039985


Charles Albert Murdock, born in Massachusetts in 1841, came to California in 1855. He was appointed register of the land office, Humboldt, California, in 1863. In 1867 he entered the printing business, printed the Lark, edited the Pacific Unitarian from 1891, and retired from business only in 1915. He was a member of the California House of Representatives in 1883, served on the Board of Education in San Francisco, 1894-1896, was civil service commissioner, 1902-1903, and a member of the Board of Supervisors, San Francisco, 1907-1916. He was an active Unitarian. He wrote his autobiography when he was 80 years old, A backward glance at 80, and also Horatio Stebbins -His ministry and personality.

From the guide to the Charles A. Murdock Papers, 1871-1921, (The Bancroft Library)


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