- John W. Murphy
John William Murphy (
April 26, 1902– March 28, 1962) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Pennsylvania.
John W. Murphy was born in
Avoca, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Wharton Schoolof the University of Pennsylvaniaat Philadelphiain 1926 and from the law department of the same university in 1929. He served as assistant district attorneyof Lackawanna County, Pennsylvaniafrom 1934 to 1941.
Murphy was 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. He became chief judge in June 1955, in which capacity he served until his death in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Married Ella Heffron and had four children: John, Jean Marie, Ellen, and George.
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