William Tayloe Murphy
A Guide to the papers of William Tayloe Murphy, 1977-2000
Call Number Mss1 M9592 a
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Papers, William Tayloe Murphy, 1977-2000, (Mss1 M9592 a), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
Gift of William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. of Warsaw, Va. in 2000. Accessioned September 24, 2008.
|Repository:||Virginia Historical Society|
|Collection Number:||Mss1 M9592 a FA2|
|Collection Name:||William Tayloe Murphy Papers, 1977-2000.|
|Size:||21 linear feet.|
|Abstract:||Correspondence, reports, and other materials documenting Murphy’s tenure in the Virginia General Assembly.|
Scope and Content Information
Papers, 1977-2000, of William Tayloe Murphy ([1933- ] of Westmoreland County, Va.), primarily concerns Murphy's tenure in the Virginia General Assembly as a Delegate for the 99th District. His papers consists of correspondence, reports, studies, and other supporting materials Murphy collected and used during these years. The collection also includes materials relating to Murphy's campaigns including campaign finance reports, campaign literature, and voter surveys. The collection also contains some personal papers and materials including correspondence, invitations, greeting cards, and photographs.
The bulk of the collection is made up of Murphy's legislative papers. Murphy's committee assignments in the Virginia General Assembly include Labor and Commerce, Courts of Justice, Corporations Insurance and Banking, and Chesapeake and it Tributaries. His legislative papers reflect his work on these committees, especially his work on legislation to protect the Chesapeake Bay, and materials related to legislation of which Murphy was Patron or Co-Patron. Also included in his legislative papers are materials from committees and boards on which he served that were directly related to his activities as a Delegate, such as the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.
William Tayloe Murphy (b. 1933), was born in Emmerton, Richmond County, Va., the son of W. Tayloe Murphy and Katherine Bradford Griffith. Murphy received his B.A. in 1953, from Hampden-Sydney College and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1960. Murphy also was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve from 1954-1957. He served aboard the U.S.S. Newport News, and also served on the staff of the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
Murphy practiced law with the firm of Hunton, Williams, Gay, Powell, and Gibson in Richmond, Va., from 1960-1964. He went into private practice in Warsaw, Va., in 1964 with the firm Smith, Murphy & Taliaferro. Murphy has also served on numerous boards and commissions.
Murphy was elected to the Virginia General Assembly as a Delegate and represented the 99th District from 1982 until his retirement in 2000. Murphy’s tenure was most notable for his work on the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and his other efforts to conserve the Bay and Virginia’s resources. After his retirement from the General Assembly, Murphy was appointed Secretary of Natural Resources in 2000 and served until 2006.
The papers of William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. are divided into four series: general correspondence, legislative papers, campaign materials, and personal materials. His legislative papers make up the bulk of the collection.
Murphy used a subject filing system to organize his papers. Efforts have been made to preserve this order. The collection is organized primarily by subject, with like items being filed chronologically.
Banking law – Virginia – History – 20th century.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) – Environmental conditions.
Environmental policy -- Virginia.
Murphy W. Tayloe (William Tayloe), 1933-
Political campaigns -- Virginia -- History -- 20th century.
Virginia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates -- Committee on the Chesapeake and its Tributaries.
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates -- Corporations, Insurance and Banking Committee.
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates -- Committee on Labor and Commerce.
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates -- Courts of Justice Committee.
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates -- Members -- History -- 20th century.
Virginia. General Assembly. Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission.
Virginia. Secretary of Natural Resources.
Series 1. Correspondence, 1983-1999.
This series contains the general correspondence of Delegate William Tayloe Murphy while he served in the General Assembly. The correspondence covers a wide range of subjects related to his work as a Delegate and includes letters from his constituents on their opinions and concerns.
Series 2. Legislative Papers, 1977-2000.
This series contains correspondence, reports, and supporting materials relating to Delegate William Tayloe Murphy’s work in the House of Delegates. These materials are arranged by subject and filed alphabetically. Many of the subject files relate to Murphy’s involvement in legislation and activities to preserve and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
|22||Abortion – Parental Notification (1994; House Bill 1355)|
|23||Ad Hoc Study of Legal Ethics, client Fraud, and Embezzlement (1992, 1995)|
|24||Address to the Virginia the Virginia General Assembly (1994)|
|25||Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (1989-1999)|
|26||Appeals of Water Control and Air Pollution Control Boards Actions (1996; House Bill 1412)|
|28-30||Article V Proposal (1989-1996)|
|Folder||31||Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (1991-1995; House Bill 374)|
|32||Attorney General Opinions (1991-1998)|
|34||Belle Isle State Park, Lancaster County, Va. (1992-1993)|
|35-36||Blue Cross Blue Shield (1992)|
|37||Boating and Watercraft Bills (1998)|
|38||Caledon Natural Area (1998-1989)|
|39-41||Capitol Square Preservation Council (1994-1999)|
|42||Car Tax (1998)|
|43||Central Virginia Farmers Market Feasibility Analysis and Economic Impact (1995; study)|
|44||Chandler’s Mill Pond Dam, Westmoreland Co., Va. (1992-1993)|
|45||Chesapeake Bay (1984-1995)|
|46-50||Chesapeake Bay Commission (1980-1999)|
|Folders||51-65||Chesapeake Bay Commission (1980-1999)|
|66-68||Chesapeake Bay Foundation (1990-1998)|
|Folder||69||Chesapeake Bay Land Use Roundtable (1987, report)|
|70||Chesapeake Bay Legislative Advisory Commission (1980, report Maryland and Virginia)|
|71||Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department (1989-1998)|
|72||Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve System in Virginia (1992)|
|73-81||Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (1986-1993)|
|82||Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Extension (1996)|
|83||Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee (1995-1996)|
|Folders||84-88||Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategies (1994-1999; materials relating to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia tributary strategies)|
|89||Chesapeake Executive Council (1988)|
|90||Clean Air Act (1992)|
|91||Colonial Beach, Va. (1990-1999)|
|92||Commission on Population Growth and Development (1993, report reviewing proposed growth legislation)|
|93-94||Commission Studying Creative Solutions for Funding the Arts in the Commonwealth (1996)|
|95||Commission on Population Growth and Development (1993, report)|
|96||Committees on Commerce, Insurance, and Banking (1999)|
|97||Confined Animal Feeding Operations (1999, House Bill 991)|
|98||Commonwealth of Virginia Year 2000 Assessment (1997)|
|99||Constituent Services (1994)|
|100||Council on the Environment (1987-1992|
|101||Council of State Government Environmental Task Force|
|102||Cover Sheets; Circuit Court Clerk (1998-1999)|
|103||Crab Trap Legislation (1995)|
|104-05||Democratic Caucus (1991-1998)|
|Folder||106||Democratic Party (1990-1996)|
|107||Department of Conservation and Recreation (1993-1999)|
|108||Department of Conservation and Historic Resources (1986-1987)|
|109-10||Department of Environmental Quality (1992-1999)|
|111||Department of Forestry (1991-1995)|
|112||Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (1988-1998|
|113||Department of Health (1986-1992)|
|114||Department of Historic Resources (1994-1999)|
|115||Department of Housing and Community Development (1995)|
|116||Department of Mental Health (1995, 1999)|
|117||Department of Motor Vehicles (1990-1994, 1999)|
|118||Department of Planning and Budget (1994-1995)|
|119||Department of Taxation (1994-1995)|
|120-22||Department of Transportation (1993-1999, including correspondence and supporting materials on the Norris Bridge)|
|123||Department of Waste Management (1987)|
|124-25||Disney Company Incentive Package (1994)|
|Folder||126||Eastern Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station (1995)|
|129||Erosion and Sediment Control (1993)|
|130||Essex County, Va. (1993-1998)|
|131||Family Court Planning Advisory Committee (1993-1994)|
|132||Federal Retiree Pension Case (1993)|
|133||Fingerprints for School Boards (1999, House Bill 1451)|
|134||Foundation for Historic Christ Church (1995-1996)|
|135-146||Future Of Virginia’s Environment (1996-1999)|
|Folders||147-150||General Assembly (1995, 2 folders; 1999, proposed budget for 2000-2002; 1988-1999, miscellaneous papers)|
|151||Governor of Virginia (1995-1999)|
|152-56||Governmental Actions Affecting Private Property Rights (1993-1996)|
|157||Haynesville Correctional Center (1994)|
|158||Head Start, Northern Neck (1992-1993)|
|159||HIV/AIDS Subcommittee (1998, Joint House Resolution 269)|
|160-65||Highway Beautification Bills (1997-1998)|
|166||Holley Graded School, Northumberland County (1989-1990)|
|167-69||House Appropriations Committee (1996, 1997, 1999)|
|170||House Appropriations, House Finance, and Senate Finance Committees (1997)|
|Folder||171||House Democratic Caucus (1995)|
|172-73||House of Delegates (1997 voting record; 1999 bills)|
|174-181||Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (1994-2000)|
|182||Joint Commission on Management of the Commonwealth’s Workforce (1994)|
|183-87||Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, folders 1-5 of 14 (1992-1999)|
|Folders||188-196||Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, folders 6-14 of 14 (1992-1999)|
|197-201||King George County, Va. (1990-1999)|
|202||Kinsale Bridge, Westmoreland County, Va. (1993-1994)|
|203||Labor and Commerce Committee (1996)|
|204||Lake Gaston-Virginia Beach Pipeline (1995)|
|205||Lancaster County, Va. (1993-1999)|
|206||Land Development Patters (1998, House Joint Resolution 195)|
|207||Landscape Architecture Week (1998-1999, House Bill 1449)|
|208||Law Digest (1994-1999)|
|Folder||209||Legal Ethics, Client Fraud, and Embezzlement (1992-1993)|
|210||Legislative Aides (1990-1997)|
|211-12||Legislative Issues (1994, 1996)|
|213||Library of Virginia (1996-1998 Senate Joint Resolution 300)|
|215||Marine Resource Commission (1987-1997)|
|216||Menhaden Industry (1994-1996)|
|217||Montross, Va. (1991-1998)|
|218||Moss Commission (1997-1998 House Joint Resolution 221)|
|219||National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (1996)|
|220||National Conference of State Legislators (1996)|
|224-26||Non-Tidal Wetlands (1989-1991)|
|Folders||227-230||Northern Neck Economic Development Forum (1987-1989)|
|231-33||Northumberland County, Va. (1990-1996)|
|234||Open Space Legislation (1999, House Bill 1550)|
|235||Oyster Grounds Legislation (1998-1999, House Bill 2272)|
|236||Page Applications (1991-1999)|
|237||Personnel Records (1984-1992)|
|238-242||Poultry Waste Management in Chesapeake Bay Watershed, folders 1-5 of 9 (1998, House Bill 1207)|
|Folders||243-46||Poultry Waste Management in Chesapeake Bay Watershed, folders 6-9 of 9 (1998, House Bill 1207)|
|247||Potomac River Fisheries Commission (1995-1996)|
|248-49||Press Releases and Reports (1986-1999)|
|250-52||Public Trust Doctrine (1990)|
|253||Rappahannock Area Development Commission (1998)|
|254||Rappahannock Regional Small Business Development Center (1993-1994)|
|255-59||Rappahannock River Basin Study Commission (1996-1999)|
|Folders||260-261||Rappahannock River National Wildlife Refuge (1991-1994)|
|262||Rappahannock River Valley Association (1990-1991)|
|263||Regional Jail, Northern Neck area (1992-1998)|
|264||Report of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Legislative Compensation (1998)|
|265||Report, Governor’s Study Commission on Virginia’s Royalty Assessment Program (1988)|
|266||Report, Imposing Market Discipline on Public Colleges and Universities (1998, Produced by Virginia Institute for Public Policy)|
|267||Report, Lower Dry River Water Quality Improvement Project (1995)|
|268||Report, Patuxent River Basin Update (1986, Produced by Maryland Office of Environmental Programs)|
|269||Report, The Potomac: Protecting the Nation’s River (1998, Produced by USDA)|
|270||Republican Party (1977-1987, 1994)|
|271||Request for Sales and Use Tax Exemptions (1995)|
|272||Rice’s Hotel, Heathsville, Va. (1994)|
|273-74||Richmond County, Va. (1990-1995)|
|275||Riverboat Gambling (1993-1994, House Bill 1242)|
|276||Salt Water Recreational Fishing License (1992-1995, House Bills 788 and 1009)|
|277||Sandbridge Beach Erosion Control Project (1985-1986)|
|278-79||Scenic Virginia (1998-1999)|
|280||Senate Bill – Right to Practice Forestry (1996, Senate Bill 542)|
|281||Service Credit for Annual Leave Accrual for State Employees (1998-1999, House Bill 1855)|
|282||Small Business Development Centers (1991-1993)|
|283||Smart Growth (1997)|
|284||Social Services Issues (1992-1993)|
|285||Soil and Water Conservation (1991-1999)|
|286||Solid Waste Management Facility Siting (1999, House Bill 2433)|
|287||Southeast Interstate Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Commission (1992-1993)|
|Folders||288-290||Southern Growth Policy Board (1992-1994)|
|291-92||Standing Study (1990-1991, House Joint Resolution 187)|
|293||State Arboretum of Virginia (1999)|
|294-95||Sustainable Development Legislation (1993-1996, House Joint Resolution 291-536)|
|296||Takings Legislation (1996)|
|297-98||Tidal Shoreline Erosion Policy (1986-1988)|
|299||Tire Disposal Legislation (1999, House Bill 2070)|
|300||Transfer of Historic Preservation Revolving Fund to Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (1998)|
|301||Transferable Development Rights Study (1990)|
|302||Transportation in Virginia, Report by Southern Environmental Law Center (1999)|
|303||United Water Rate Increase (1997)|
|304||Urinalysis Legislation (1998, House Bill 1453)|
|305-07||Virginia Bar Association (1993-1999)|
|Folder||308||Virginia Chesapeake Bay Program (1993-1996)|
|309||Virginia Code Commission (1995)|
|310||Virginia Council on Child Day Care (1992-1994)|
|311||Virginia Electric Utility Restructuring Act (1999)|
|312||Virginia Employment Commission (1995-1998)|
|313||Virginia Environmental Policy Act (1999)|
|314||Virginia Food Laws (1993)|
|315||Virginia Free (1997)|
|316-323||Virginia Geographic Information Network (1994-1999)|
|324-25||Virginia Institute of Marine Science (1987-1999)|
|326||Virginia Lottery (1998)|
|Folders||327-29||Virginia marine Resource Commission (1988, House Bill 1028)|
|330||Virginia Military Institute –Admission Policy (1991)|
|331||Virginia Outdoor Foundation (1996-1998)|
|332||Virginia Pension Reform (1999)|
|333||Virginia Port Authority – Dredging Project (1996-1997)|
|334||Virginia Retirement System (1992-1993)|
|335||Virginia Tourism (1997)|
|336||Virginia State Water Control Board (1987-1993)|
|337||Warsaw, Va. (1993)|
|338-339||Washington-Baltimore Bypass (1990-1991)|
|340||Waste Regulations (1997,1999 House Bill 2430)|
|341||Waste Water Treatment System (1998)|
|342-343||Water Quality Improvement Act Amendments (1997-1999)|
|344-345||Westmoreland County, Va. (1990-1994)|
|346||Westmoreland County Democratic Committee (1987-1996)|
|347||Wetlands-Tullock Ditching (1999)|
|348||Workers’ Compensation (1993-1998)|
|349||York Watershed Council (2000)|
Series 3. Campaign Materials, 1987-1999.
This series contains campaign materials relating to Murphy’s years in the Virginia House of Delegates. These materials include campaign finance reports, receipts, statements of economic interest, voter surveys, and other similar materials.
|Folders||350-356||Campaign Finance Reports (1993-1999)|
|357||Campaign materials (n.d.)|
|358||Campaign receipts (1997-1999)|
|359||Candidate Questionnaire (1997)|
|360||Correspondence (1993, 1995)|
|361-362||Statement of Economic Interest (1987-1999)|
|363-365||Survey of Voter Attitudes in Virginia’s Ninety-ninth Delegate District (1993, 1995)|
Series 4. Personal Materials, 1982-2000.
This series contains the personal papers of Murphy which includes correspondence, invitations, photographs, and other materials. These materials are filed by subject.
|373||Flags (1994, 1997)|
|374||Greeting Cards (1999)|
|375||Housing and Club Information (1981-1983)|
|379||Oliver North – Senate Race (1994)|
|381||Programs and Speeches|
|383||Tayloe Murphy International Business Studies Center (1991-1993)|
|384||University of Virginia Fund Raising (1995)|
|385-388||Videos (1995, 1997)|
NOTE: Oversize materials are stored in Box 21.
Last updated: January 9, 2009