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84   MEN OF' CANADA.

W.M. GEORGE MURDOCH, of
the firm of Murdoch & Tytler,
Toronto, was born in Port Huron, Mich.,
U.S., July 4th, 1852, the son of George
Murdoch, merchant, a native of Islay,
Scotland. In 1868 he entered the
office of Scatcherd and Meredith, Lon-
don, and subsequently that of Hector
Cameron, Q.C., and M.P. for North
Victoria, with whom he formed a part-
nership. In 1878 he was called to the
Bar. Afterwards he became associated
with N. F. Hagel, Q.C., and subse-
quently with N. Murphy, Q.C., until
1886, when he formed his present part-
nership with John Tytler, of London.

Mr. Murdoch's success is the result of continuous strivings, haying been cast upon his own resources at an early age. During his connection with Mr. Murphy he was engaged as counsel in a large number of criminal cases, chiefly extradition, and is to-day one of the foremost criminal lawyers of the Toronto Bar. Such famous cases as the " Newark forgery," " the Lee case" of Cincinnati, and the " Adam Morse extradition case," together with a large number of trials for murder, have made his name well known to the public. Mr. Murdoch is also a member of the Illinois and Michigan Bars.

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