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Herschel Stratton Murphy

physician , organization executive.

Herschel Stratton Murphy, American physician, organization executive. Decorated Knight of Malta in Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Chevalier of Sovereign Military Order of Temple of Jerusalem; honorary Kentucky colonel.


Murphy, Herschel Stratton was born on February 7, 1902 in Cleburne, Texas, United States. Son of George L. and Mary Cornelia (Brown) Murphy.


Student of University Texas, 1921-1924. Doctor of Medicine Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1928.


Intern Baylor Medical College Hospital, 1928-1929. Chief resident surgery and obstetrics Parkland City-County Hospital, Dallas, 1929-1930. Assistant house surgeon New York City Lying-In Hospital, 1931.

Chief resident obstetrics and gynecology New York.Nursery and Childrens Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, 1931-1933. Instructor obstetrics Columbia Medical School, 1931-1933. Private practice obstetrics and gynecology, Roselle, New Jersey, since 1933.

Attending obstetrician, department chairman Rahway (New Jersey) Hospital, 1944-1957. Associate attending gynecologist Presbyterian Hospital, Newark, 1948-1961. Chairman New Jersey branch National Drs.

Committee Improved Medical Service, 1950.


  • Author articles medical journals.


Member S.A.R., since 1942, president Abraham Clark chapter, 1944-1946, president New Jersey Society, 1949-1951, nat. vice president, 1952-1954, nat. treasurer, 1956-1958, nat. surgeon general, 1959-1960, national president general, 1960-1961, Minute Man award, 1954. American College of Surgeons fellow. Member of the American Medical Association, Union County Medical Society (president 1950-1951, Executive Committee since 1939), New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (co-founder, president 1948-1949), Medical Society New Jersey (chairman civil defense committee 1952-1954), New Jersey Society War 1812 (surgeon), New Jersey (surgeon), Texas societies colonial wars, New Jersey S.R., New Jersey Genealogical Society, Newcomen Society North America, St. Andrews Society New York, Nu Sigma Nu.

Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner), Rotarian (president Roselle 1942-1943).


Married Helen Moore, June 30, 1934. Children: Kenneth Stratton, Robert Field, Marilyn.

George L. Murphy

Mary Cornelia (Brown) Murphy

Helen Moore

Kenneth Stratton Murphy

Robert Field Murphy

Marilyn Murphy