Murdoch, Thomas William Clinton
b. 1809
d. 1891
Thomas William Clinton Murdoch was born on 22 March 1809 in London and entered the Colonial Office as a junior clerk in 1826. He travelled to Canada as chief secretary under Sir George Arthur and then as provincial secretary for Lower Canada, before returning to the Colonial Office in September 1842, becoming a senior clerk in May 1846. In November 1847 Murdoch became chairman of the Colonial Land and Emigration Commission. In 1870, he visited Canada again, as well as the United States, and was honoured with a knighthood (KCMG). He retired in December 1876 and died in London on 30 November 1891.
Dictionary of National Biography (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1900-) 13, p. 1221. BCCOR 200.3.
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