Born in Eureka, CA on Oct. 9, 1880. A self-taught artist, Murphy worked as a political and sports cartoonist for the Hearst papers from 1898-1940. He worked for the Seattle Post Intelligencer until joining the staff of the Portland Oregonian in 1901 and remained for ten years. He then joined the staff of the San Francisco Call until 1913. After working in Denver for the Rocky Mountain News and a St Louis newspaper, he returned to California. He settled in La Jolla, CA in 1929 and remained there until his demise on May 9, 1973. In: Huntington Library (San Marino); Oregon Historical Society.
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