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Francis Leonard Murphy

Francis Leonard Murphy, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Bronze Star medal. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945, PTO. Member National Press Club, Aviation-Space Writers Association (deputy regional director Northeast 1952-1962), Aerospace Industries Association American, Connecticut Opera Association (vice president public relations), Filer Commission on Structure for State Government in Connecticut.

Background

  • Murphy, Francis Leonard was born on March 18, 1921 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Martin J. and Catherine C. (Bannigan) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, University Maine, 1943. Postgraduate, New York University, 1950. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1948.

    Career

    • Administrative assistant to president United States Aviation Underwriters, 1945-1950. Staff writer The Hartford Times (Connecticut), 1950-1951, aviation editor, 1951-1956. Assistant director public relations United Aircraft Corporation, 1956-1959.

      Public relations manager Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, 1959-1965. Director public relations United Aircraft Corporation, 1965-1967. Vice president for public relations and advertising United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut, 1967-1975, vice president public relations and communications, 1975-1982, senior vice president and counsel to chairman, from 1982.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945, PTO. Member National Press Club, Aviation-Space Writers Association (deputy regional director Northeast 1952-1962), Aerospace Industries Association American, Connecticut Opera Association (vice president public relations), Filer Commission on Structure for State Government in Connecticut.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Jane Whitbeck, May 5, 1951. 1 child, Peter John.
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    Born March 18, 1921
    Died February 23, 2008
    (aged 86)
    • 1943
      University Maine
    • 1950
      New York University
    • 1948
      Columbia University
    • 1945 - 1950
      Administrative assistant, to president United States Aviation Underwriters
    • 1950 - 1951
      staff writer, The Hartford Times (Connecticut)
    • 1951 - 1956
      staff writer, The Hartford Times (Connecticut)
    • 1956 - 1959
      assistant, director public relations United Aircraft Corporation
    • 1959 - 1965
      public relations manager, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
    • 1965 - 1967
      director, public relations United Aircraft Corporation
    • 1967 - 1975
      vice president, for public relations and advertising United Technologies Corporation
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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