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Victor Murdock
Birth: Mar. 18, 1871
Osage County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1945
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

US Congressman. Elected to represent two different Kansas Districts in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1903 to 1915. First represented the 7th District from 1903 to 1907, then the 8th District from 1907 to 1915.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Murdock, Although Mr. and Mrs. Murdock live much of the time in Washington, D. C., Wichita remains their home. Before her marriage Mrs. Murdock was Miss Pearl Allen. Mr. Murdock represented the Eighth District of Kansas in the 58th, 59th, and 63rd sessions of Congress. Since September, 1917, he has been in Washington a member of the Federal Trade Commission. He is a member of the University Club in Washington, and both Mr. and Mrs. Murdock are members of the Congressional Club. "China, the Mysterious and Marvelous," and "Folks," are among Mr. Murdock's best known writings. Mrs. Harvey Delano is Mr. and Mrs. Murdock's eldest daughter, and the younger one is Miss Katheryn Murdock. [1921 Social Register, Wichita, Kansas, transcribed by Kathi Travers.]
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MURDOCK, Victor, a Representative from Kansas; born in Burlingame, Osage County, Kans. March 18, 1871; moved with his parents to Wichita in 1872; attended the common schools and Lewis Academy at Wichita; served as a reporter on the Wichita Eagle; moved to Chicago in 1891 and was employed as a newspaper reporter on the Chicago Inter-Ocean; returned to Wichita; managing editor of the Daily Eagle 1894-1903; clerk of the central division, southern department, Kansas Appellate Court 1895-1897; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Chester I. Long; reelected to the Fifty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from May 26, 1903, to March 3, 1915; was not a candidate for renomination in 1914 but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; chairman of the National Committee of the Progressive Party in 1915 and 1916; war correspondent in 1916; member of the Federal Trade Commission from September 4, 1917, to January 31, 1924, when he resigned; chairman of the Commission in 1919, 1920, 1922, and 1923; editor of the Wichita Eagle until his death in Wichita, Kans., July 8, 1945; interment in Old Mission Mausoleum.
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Article by Marie McDonald reporting on a tour through the old Murdock house. Additions to the original house probably made along with repairs after a fire in the 1880s. Only four of the Murdocks' eight children lived to adulthood: Kate (Mrs. Bion Hull) who died in 1893; Pearl Jane (Mrs. Paul Eaton) who died in 1945; Victor, who died in 1946; and Marcellus, who died in 1970. Wichita Eagle, September 13, 1974, page 15A.
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Family links: 
  Marshall Marcellus Murdock (1837 - 1908)
  Victoria Mayberry Murdock (1841 - 1914)
  Mary Pearl Allen Murdock (1874 - 1940)
  Marcia M Murdock Delano (1896 - 1957)*
  Jessie Murdock (1863 - 1867)*
  Tommy Ernest Murdock (1865 - 1865)*
  Kate Murdock Hull (1866 - 1892)*
  Marshall Murdock (1870 - 1870)*
  Victor Murdock (1871 - 1945)
  Love'n Tangle Murdock (1875 - 1883)*
  Pearl Jane Murdock Eaton (1879 - 1945)*
  Marcellus Marion Murdock (1883 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Mission Cemetery
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Old Mission Mausoleum
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Record added: Jul 25, 2002
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Victor Murdock
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