Portrait of Wallace C. Murchison.
Wallace Carmichael Murchison (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC. He is the son of Wilmington doctor, David Reid Murchison. Wallace Murchison attended Tileston High School and then New Hanover High School. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina, Murchison returned to Wilmington and opened a solo law practice. He practiced law until his retirement in 1994, serving as co-founder and partner in the law firm Murchison, Fox and Newton (now Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, PLLC). Murchison was also involved with the non-profit charitable organization, The North Carolina Fund. He served as the Director of the Finance Department for the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Carolina. He was one of the founding members of the Historic Wilmington Foundation. He served in other civic, community and professional organizations, including the New Hanover County Bar Association and the Bellamy Mansion Museum.
Episcopal Church. Diocese of East Carolina; Lawyers; Historic preservation
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