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William Thomas MURPHY

(1899-1978)

MURPHY, William Thomas, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., August 7, 1899; attended Yale and Harvard elementary schools and Calumet High School in Chicago; graduated from Loyola University School of Law in 1926; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced the practice of law in Chicago, Ill.; during the First World War served in the United States Army; alderman of the seventeenth ward, city of Chicago, 1935-1959; member of Chicago Planning Commission 1947-1959; licensed professional engineer; registered land surveyor; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1944, 1948, 1952, and 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; died in Oak Lawn, Ill., January 29, 1978; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth, Ill.

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

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