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academic administrator , Clergyman

Walter Young Murphy, American academic administrator, clergyman. Ordained to ministry, United Methodist Church.


Murphy, Walter Young was born on January 10, 1930 in Chester, South Carolina, United States. Son of Samuel Fred and Iva (Simpson) Murphy.


AB, Emory University, 1950. Master of Divinity, Candler School Theology, 1953. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Bethune Cookman College, 1975.

Doctor of Divinity (honorary), LaGrange College, Georgia, 1980.


Director religious life, Oxford College, Emory University, Oxford, Georgia, 1959-1962;minister, St. James United Methodist Church, Athens, Georgia, 1962-1966;executive vice president, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, 1972-1976;president, Andrew College, Cuthbert, Georgia, 1976-1980;president, La Grange (Georgia) College, since 1980. Board directors Nations Bank, La Grange.


  • Ordained to ministry, United Methodist Church.


  • Other Work

    • Author: La Grange College: Georgia's Oldest Independent School, 1985.


In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.


The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.


Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.


Board directors United Way, Lakeland, Florida, 1970-1976, La Grange, since 1980, Ty Cobb Foundation, since 1986. President Chattahoocee council Boy Scouts American, 1988-1989. Member Georgia State Scholarship Commission, 1986-1994.

Trustee West Georgia Medical Center, 1990-1993. Member advisory committee Franklin D. Roosevelt Little White House Memorial. Member La Grange Chamber of Commerce, Rotary (governor district 6900 1991-1992), National Association Schools, Colleges and Universities of United Methodist Church (president 1990-1991), The Commerce Club (Atlanta), Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Chi.


Married Marianne Perdue, August 12, 1952. Children– Mary Clarice, Julianne.

Samuel Fred Murphy

Iva (Simpson) Murphy

Marianne Perdue

Mary Clarice Murphy

Julianne Murphy