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Arthur Phillips MURPHY

(1870-1914)

MURPHY, Arthur Phillips, a Representative from Missouri; born in Hancock, Pulaski County, Mo., December 10, 1870; attended the public schools of Pulaski County and the School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, Phelps County, Mo.; became a telegraph operator; studied law; was admitted to the bar March 4, 1894, and commenced practice in Rolla, Mo.; unsuccessful candidate for election as prosecuting attorney of Pulaski County in 1898; attorney for the Creek Nation of Indians 1902-1904; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; elected to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Rolla, Mo., February 1, 1914; interment in Rolla Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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