Orin G. Murfin
Orin Gould Murfin
Admiral Orin G. Murfin (center) as President of the Navy Court of Inquiry for the Pearl Harbor attack
|Born||April 13, 1876|
Lawrence County, Ohio
|Died||October 22, 1956 (aged 80)|
San Diego, California
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal|
He also served as Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic Fleet, 1935–36. From there, Murfin became the commandant of the 14th Naval District, where he led the Navy's participation in the search for Amelia Earhart when her plane went missing in 1937.
Following his retirement, Murfin served as the President of the Navy Court of Inquiry following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The court's conclusions were regarded as too lenient by Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal; see Edward C. Kalbfus.