C. P. Murdock, of Oakland, as vice president and general manager of the Realty Syndicate Company, and officially
identified with a number of other important business enterprises of the East Bay district, has been extremely active
and influential in advancing the interests of this section of Alameda county. Mr. Murdock was born in San Francisco,
California, on the 29th day of August, 1881, and is a son of George H. and Susan L. Murdock. During his boyhood
the family moved to Alameda, where he attended the public schools until 1895, when he entered the Lick School,
to take the preparatory course of the California School of Mechanical Arts. On completing that course, he engaged
in the insurance business, to which he devoted his energies until 1907, when he turned his attention to the construction
business as assistant superintendent of the Great Western Power Company's initial development of the Feather river.
In this work he demonstrated marked ability and two years later became assistant secretary to F. M. Smith. Mr.
Murdock's industry, close application and efficiency won him deserved recognition in his appointment in 1913 as
vice president and general manager of the Realty Syndicate Company, which position he has held to the present time.
He is also president and a director of C. P. Murdock, Inc., the Idora Park Company, the Nevada Milling Company,
the Terminal Junction Land Company, the Syndicate Building Company and the Oakland Building and Manager Association;
vice president, general manager and a director of the Realty Syndicate, the Leona Chemical Company and the Twelfth
Street Realty Company; vice president and a director of the West End Consolidated Mining Company and a director
of the East Bay Title Insurance Company. He has given his close attention to the subdivision work of the Realty
Syndicate Company, which has handled over fifteen million dollars in subdivisions in the last fifteen years, while
his private interests also demand a due proportion of his time. In all of his affairs he has displayed clear headed
judgment, keen vision as to the future development of Alameda county, and the courage and progressive spirit which
have enabled him to successfully carry through the important enterprises of which he has been the executive head
Doing well whatever he undertakes, and guided by the highest business ideals, he has gained not only a splendid
measure of prosperity, but has also won that which is of greater value, the confidence and respect of his fellowmen,
and is regarded as one of Oakland's most useful citizens.
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
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