Jan 17, 2008
WSPA's Honorary Vice President, Murdaugh Madden, died in Washington, DC on January 13, 2008 at the age of 85.
Murdaugh will be remembered for his deep and long-standing dedication to animal welfare. Not only was he one of the original WSPA Board members but he was also a board member of one of the two organizations which merged to form WSPA in 1981. Murdaugh helped frame the original WSPA constitution.
Having become a member of the WSPA Executive Committee, Murdaugh remained on the Board until his retirement ten years ago. After his retirement he was named an Honorary Vice President and continued to provide voluntary legal assistance to WSPA on a number of important matters as he had done during his tenure as Director. He was also a member of WSPA‘s Dutch Board.
Murdaugh was also a legal advisor to the Humane Society of the United States from shortly after it was founded until his death.
We will remember him for his wisdom and guidance as a director and lawyer, and for his keen wit and sense of humor.