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Murchison, Wallace C. (Wallace Carmichael), 1919-2013



  • Existence: 1919-10-27 - 2013-06-02


Wallace Murchison was born in 1919 and received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1941, his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1946, and an L.L.M. from Harvard Law School in 1947. He served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific. He was co-founder and partner of the Wilmington law firm, Murchison, Fox and Newton, now known as Murchison, Taylor and Gibson, PLLC. Murchison served on the boards of numerous civic, community and professional organizations, often in a leadership capacity, including the Board of Governors of the N.C. Bar Association, the New Hanover County Bar Association, the American College of Probate Counsel, the United Fund, the Historic Wilmington Foundation, the Civitan Club, the Bellamy Mansion, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Fear United Way, the UNCW Foundation, and others. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and served on the vestry. He also worked in a number of positions with the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina and its Foundation. He died at home in 2013. [Source: Murchison's obituary]

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Wallace C. Murchison Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-106
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Wallace C. Murchison (1919-2013). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, grant applications, publications, publicity materials, financial documents, maps, blueprints, brochures, notes, printed materials, and a photograph. Major subjects include the North Carolina Fund, the Wilmington-New Hanover County Good Neighbor Council, the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, and Democratic political campaigns,...
Dates: 1948-1974