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Austin John MURPHY

(1927- )

MURPHY, Austin John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in North Charleroi, Washington County, Pa., June 17, 1927; attended the public elementary schools of New London, Conn.; graduated, Charleroi (Pa.) High School, 1944; B.A., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1949; LL.B., University of Pittsburgh, 1952; admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1953 and commenced practice in Washington, Pa.; served in United States Marine Corps, 1944-1946; served as assistant district attorney, Washington County, 1956-1957; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1959-1971; member of the Pennsylvania state senate, 1971-1977; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1984, 1988; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1995); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994.

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

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