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Frederick Vernon Murphy

Frederick Vernon Murphy, American architect. Awarded gold medal for design of Sacred Heart Church and John Kenneth Mullen Memorial Library; decorated Chevalier Legion of Honor (France); Knight Commander Order of St. Gregory; Benemerenti Medal.

Background

  • Murphy, Frederick Vernon was born on February 16, 1879 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. Son of John Vernon and Alice (McCue) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Student Columbian (now George Washington University, 1899-1901. Architecte Diplome par le Gouvernement Français, École des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1923. Doctor of Laws, Canisius College, 1924.

    Career

    • Professor architecture, head department (retired), Catholic University of America since 1910. Member firm Murphy and Locraft, Architects. Member board consultants Municipal Center, Washington.

      Associate, consultant architect National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington. Architect, with T. H. Locraft for St. Arnold War Monument, France. Director Allied Architects, Incorporated.

    Works

    • Contributor to Universal Knowledge Foundation, 1927.

    Religion

    Denomination: Catholic

    Membership

    Member firm Murphy and Locraft, Architects. Member board consultants Municipal Center, Washington. Member design committee House of Representatives Office Building, New National Museum, New Naval Hospital.

    Principal works: St. Charles College Chapel, Catonsville, Maryland. Member National Sculpture Society, Commission Fine Arts, Society Beaux Arts Institute Disign, Society des Architectes Diplomes par le Gouvernement Française, Comite Permanent International des Architects. Catholic.; Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Mary Cannon, October 3, 1936. Children: Frederick Vernon, Junior.
    • father: John Vernon Murphy
    • mother: Alice (McCue) Murphy
    • spouse: Marjorie Mary Cannon
    • children: Frederick Vernon Murphy
    • Jr Murphy
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    Born February 16, 1879
    Died March 4, 1958
    (aged 79)
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