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Robert Martin Murphy

Robert Martin Murphy, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954. Decorated Officer Legion of Honor (France); Bronze Star, Valor (2), Purple Heart (3). Colonel United States Army Reserve (retired); Member 82d Airborne Division Association (president 1960-1961, 94, board directors), 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment Association (president 1991-1992, 2008).

Background

  • Murphy, Robert Martin was born on July 7, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph M. and Anna D. (Bieler) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, Suffolk University, Boston, 1950. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1969.

    Career

    • Assistant volunteer defender (public defender), Boston, 1954-1955. Associate counsel Great American Insurance Company, 1956-1959. Private practice, since 1954.

      New England regional counsel Interstate Commerce Commission, 1963. With firm Murphy & Murphy, since 1959. Assistant attorney general Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1989-1991.

      Chairman Massachusetts Parachute Commission, Boston and Orange, Massachusetts, 1960-1963. Chief Executive Officer, National Check Protection Service, Inc., 1994-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Colonel United States Army Reserve (retired). Member 82d Airborne Division Association (president 1960-1961, 94, board directors), 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment Association (president 1991-1992, 2008).

    Personality

    Interests

    Skydiving, travel, ancient history.

    Connections

    • Married Joanne Murray, May 11, 1946 (deceased November 1962). 5 children, 3 deceased. Married Barbara Atwood, February 14, 1967 (deceased August 2002).
    • father: Joseph M. Murphy
    • mother: Anna D. (Bieler) Murphy
    • spouses: Joanne Murray
    • Barbara Atwood
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    Nationality
    • 1950
      Suffolk University
    • 1969
      Harvard University
    • 1954 - 1955
      Assistant, volume defender (public defender)
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1954
      private practice
    • 1956 - 1959
      associate, counsel Great American Insurance Company
    • 1959
      with firm Murphy & Murphy
    • 1963
      New England regional counsel, Interstate Commerce Commission
    • 1989 - 1991
      assistant, attorney general Commonwealth of Massachusetts