The Honourable Charles Murphy, PC
The Honourable Charles Murphy, PC

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 (1921–1926) and Secretary of State of Canada (acting) (1925–1926).[1]

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

There is a Charles Murphy fonds at Library and Archives Canada.[4]


  1. ^ a b Charles Murphy – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1921, EJ Chambers
  3. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  4. ^ "Finding aid the Charles Murphy fonds, Library and Archives Canada" (PDF).