10.875 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(27.62 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

JAN 5 1970 (stamped in purple ink onto back)

Black and white AP Wirephoto of actor/politician Senator George Murphy standing at the steps of Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. Wearing medium colored slacks, a dark jacket and a white collared shirt (no tie) he is carrying a briefcase and a garment bag. Text on front beneath image reads: (G01) SAN DIEGO--Jan 4--Sen. George Murphy, R-Calif., walks into the Scripps Clinic, LaJolla, for a five-day intensive check-up. the senator said he expected the reports from the clinic to substantiate his own doctor's report that he, Murphy is well and fit enough for a coampaign. 'I feel great', he said. He plans to rest and work on his book. RW/AM AP Wirephoto."

George MurphyFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Murphy (9/20/2007)George Lloyd Murphy (July 4, 1902_May 3, 1992) was an American dancer, actor, and politician.He was born in New Haven, Connecticut of Irish Catholic extraction, and attended Yale University. He worked as a tool maker for the Ford Motor Company, as a miner, a real estate agent, and a night club dancer. In 1927 he appeared on Broadway, partnering with his wife Julie Johnson as a dance act. When Johnson decided to retire from show business in 1935, Murphy moved the family to Hollywood, appearing in several musicals and comedies until 1952. During World War II he appeared in several patriotic films designed to increase morale in the U.S., including the 1943 movie This Is the Army in which he plays a thinly fictionalized version of Irving Berlin.In the 1950s, Murphy entered politics as chairman of the California Republican State Central Committee. In 1964 he was elected to the United States Senate; he defeated Pierre Salinger, who had been appointed several months earlier to serve the remainder of the late Clair Engle's unexpired term. Murphy served from January 1, 1965 to January 3, 1971. In 1968, he served as the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Murphy assumed his seat two days early, when Salinger resigned from the seat in order to allow Murphy to gain an edge in seniority. Murphy was then appointed by Gov. Pat Brown to serve the remaining two days of Salinger's term. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970, and subsequently moved to Palm Beach, Florida, where he died at the age of 89 from leukemia. Scripps HealthFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaScripps Health is a not-for-profit, community-based health care delivery network in San Diego, California, that includes four acute-care hospitals on five campuses, more than 2,300 affiliated physicians, an extensive ambulatory care network, home health care and associated support services. As a result of the July 2000 reaffiliation with Scripps Clinic, Scripps Health now has approximately 11,000 employees and also cares for patients at 13 clinic locations throughout San Diego County.Scripps Health has a long history in San Diego, dating back to 1924 when Ellen Browning Scripps founded Scripps Memorial Hospital and Scripps Metabolic Clinic in La Jolla. Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego's oldest hospital, was founded in 1890 and joined the Scripps system in 1995. Scripps Mercy Hospital expanded in October 2004 by joining operations with Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista, creating a second Scripps Mercy campus - Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista. Today, in addition to the two campuses of Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (formerly Scripps Memorial Hospital), the Scripps' acute-care hospital system also includes Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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