The University Record, October 1, 2001

Knock, Knock . . .

Chances are you’ve passed this door hundreds of times or may have even crossed over its threshold . . . but do you remember where it’s located? Each week the Record will snap a stoop. See if you can guess where it is. If you can’t get a handle on its location, check out the answer in the next Record. (Photo by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services)

Who’s There?
Answer from Sept. 24 isssue

The Murfin gate on the side of West Quadrangle facing South Quadrangle from the Sept. 24 issue was erected in 1937 by the student dormitory committee in testimonial to regent James Orin Murfin who served the U 1918–1937. The Murfin plaque states: ‘In grateful recognition of his unfailing interest in the life and activities of the student body of the University of Michigan.’ Murfin received undergraduate degree from U-M in 1895 and a law degree from U-M in 1896.

He practiced law in Detroit and served as the president of U-M’s Lawyer’s Club 1925–1933. There is a portrait of Murfin by Iris A. Miller in the Lawyer’s Club Lounge in the U-M School of Law.