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Bernard D. Murphy


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1868 Democratic AD-07 0 Win
09-04-1877 Democratic SD-07 0 Win
11-07-1882 Democratic SD-07 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 1, 1841 in Quebec, Lower Canada [now Canada]
Married: Anna Lucy McGeoghegan
Children: Mary G., Evelyn A., Martin, Gertrude J., Patrick W., and Helena D.
Family: Brother of Patrick W. Murphy
Died: December 28, 1911 in San Francisco, CA

Prior to 1878: Mayor, City of San Jose (6 years)
1880-1882: Mayor, City of San Jose

  • During his first six years as Mayor, Murphy donated his annual salary to the the San Jose Public Library fund.
  • Had a brother who served in the same legislative house concurrently.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Murphy had six children.

Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives