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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesNew York

Edward MURPHY, Jr.

(1836-1911)
Senate Years of Service:
1893-1899
Party:
Democrat

MURPHY, Edward, Jr., a Senator from New York; born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., December 15, 1836; attended the common schools; graduated from St. John’s College, Fordham, N.Y., in 1857; engaged in the brewing business; city alderman 1864-1866; mayor of Troy 1875-1883; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1899; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898; chairman, Committee on Relations with Canada (Fifty-third Congress); resumed his former business activities and was also president of the Troy Gas Co. and vice president of the Manufacturers’ National Bank of Troy; died in Elberon, Monmouth County, N.J., August 3, 1911; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.

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

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