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Franklin Murphy

Franklin Murphy, American governor. Member Newark Common Council, 1883-1886; member New Jersey Assembly, 1885; member Republican National Executive Committee, 1900-1908; member Republican National Committee, since 1900; member of board of managers National Home for Disabled Vol. Soldiers, 1905-1912. President general National Society S.A.R., 1898-1900. President Essex Company (New Jersey) Park Commission.

Background

  • Murphy, Franklin was born on January 3, 1846 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Son of William H. and Abby Elizabeth (Hagar) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Academic education Newark, New Jersey. (Doctor of Laws, Lafayette College, 1901, Princeton University, 1902). Private to First lieutenant 13th New Jersey Vols., 1862-1865.

    Career

    • Established, 1865, and from then president Murphy Varnish Company.

    Membership

    Member Newark Common Council, 1883-1886. Member New Jersey Assembly, 1885. Member Republican National Executive Committee, 1900-1908.

    Member Republican National Committee, since 1900. Member of board of managers National Home for Disabled Vol. Soldiers, 1905-1912. President general National Society S.A.R., 1898-1900.

    President Essex Company (New Jersey) Park Commission.

    Connections

    • Married Janet Colwell, June 24, 1868 (deceased).
    • father: William H. Murphy
    • mother: Abby Elizabeth (Hagar) Murphy
    • spouse: Janet Colwell
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    Died February 24, 1920
    (aged 74)
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