Guy Murchie, Jr.

1/25/07 - 7/8/97


Guy Murchie was one of the most interesting people who ever worked for Seaboard. He attended Harvard University and had been a photographer, staff artist and reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He was a war correspondent in England and Iceland from 1940 to 1942. He was a navigator and navigator instructor at American Airlines when American was flying for the Air Transport Command during World War II. He flew as a navigator for Seaboard during the Korean War.

In 1939, Guy became a practicing member of the Bahá’í faith. He later founded Apple Hill, a camp in New Hampshire for children of all races and religions. He operated it for 11 years.

He was best known, however, as an author who wrote several books on a variety of subjects. His books were illustrated with his own etchings and woodcuts. Perhaps the most famous of his books is Song of the Sky (1954). His other books include Men on the Horizon (1932), Music of the Spheres (1961), and The Seven Mysteries of Life (1978).

Guy Murchie was maried 4 times. He was survived by a daughter, Gretchen, who died in 2016; and a son, Barnaby.