Norman Murdock, a 1955 graduate, established a $1 million endowed scholarship this year as part of the To See Great Wonders campaign. The scholarship provides teachers and administrators at Elder High School, Murdock’s high school alma mater, with scholarships to attend Xavier. More than 50 percent of Elder faculty hold degrees from Xavier.
Murdock’s career includes serving six terms with the Ohio House of Representatives, 10 years as a Hamilton County (Ohio) Commissioner and a term as judge on the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas. He was later appointed by President Reagan as vice-chairman of the intergovernmental council on education.
Murdock and his wife, Pat, have been married for 50 years and have six children and 15 grandchildren.