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Henry Killam Murphy

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Henry Killam Murphy, American architect. Member Chinese-American board of trustees National Cultural and Economics Institute, Peiping.

Background

Murphy, Henry Killam was born on August 10, 1877 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of John and Alice Button (Killam) Murphy.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1899, graduate study, 1899-1900, honorary Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1913. Student Atelier Masqueray, New York City.

Career

Wyatt P. Exum), February 28, 1949. Began practice New York City, 1906. Member firm Murphy & Dana, 1908-1920, Murphy, McGill & Hamlin, 1921-1923, alone since 1924.

Principal works: Loomis Institute, Windsor, Connecticut, 1912. Yale-in-China, Changsha, China, 1913-1923. Yenching U., Peking, China, 1918-1932.

Pacific Building, Manila, P. I., 1920. Security Insurance Building, New Haven, Connecticut, 1924. Appointed architectural advisory to National Government, China, 1928, architect for city planning of Nanking as capital of China, 1929, for Revolutionists Memorial Group, Nanking, 1930-1934.

Works

  • Author of chapter on Chinese architecture in China volume of United Nation’s Series. Lecturer on New China,” Consultant U.N.R.R.A., 1945-1946.

Membership

Member Chinese-American board of trustees National Cultural and Economics Institute, Peiping. Clubs: Yale (New York).

Connections

Married Rosalie Smith Exum (widow of Doctor.

father:
John Murphy

mother:
Alice Button (Killam) Murphy

spouse:
Rosalie Smith Exum