Henry C. Murphy (1810-1882)

Henry Cruse Murphy was a lawyer, politician, and scholar. Murphy was elected mayor of Brooklyn at age thirty-one. He was a U.S. representative from New York (1843-45 and 1847-49). In 1857 Murphy was appointed minister to the Netherlands and became a specialist in Dutch history and literature. He obtained the legislation necessary to build the Brooklyn Bridge and was president of the private company that constructed it.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES19122
Photographer:
Rawson
Height:
1247px
Width:
745px
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