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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesPennsylvania

John William MURPHY

(1902-1962)

MURPHY, John William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Avoca, Luzerne County, Pa., April 26, 1902; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1926 and from the law department of the same university in 1929; was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced practice in Scranton, Pa., assistant district attorney of Lackawanna County 1934-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his resignation on July 17, 1946, to become judge of the United States District Court for the middle district of Pennsylvania; became chief judge in June 1955, in which capacity he served until his death in Scranton, Pa., March 28, 1962; interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pa.

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

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