logo logo

James Edward Murphy

James Edward Murphy, American food products executive. Recipient Outstanding Young Man of Year, Toledo, 1968. Member of Public Relations Society of America, Palmetto Golf (Aiken, South Carolina), Atrium (New York City), Union League (Chicago).


  • Murphy, James Edward was born on September 6, 1936 in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States. Son of John Jay and Margaret V. (Powers) Murphy.

  • Education

    • BJ, University Illinois, 1958.


    • Reporter Buffalo Evening News, 1958—1959. Assistant director public relations National Gypsum Company, Buffalo, 1959—1962. Manager public relations Owens-Corning-Fiberglas, Toledo, 1962—1968.

      Director public relations and merchandising, 1968—1972. General manager decorative and home furnishings division, 1972—1976. General manager Weaver Products Division, 1976—1978.

      Vp public affairs Beatrice Foods Company, Chicago, 1978—1980. Senior vice president, director corporation relations, since 1980. Former vice president, treasurer Greater Toledo Public television Found.

      Member business advisory committee University Illinois. Former trustee Maumee Valley Country Day School. Member President's Council, National College Education, Chicago Advisory Committee Local Initiative Support Group.

      Trustee, treasurer North Shore Country Day School. With Counter Intelligence Corps United States Army, 1959-1961.


    Member of Public Relations Society of America, Palmetto Golf (Aiken, South Carolina), Atrium (New York City), Union League (Chicago).


    • Married Patricia M. Galus, September 29, 1962. Children: Jason, Sean, Courtney.
    James Edward Murphy
    See on larger map
    • 1958
      University Illinois
    • 1958 - 1959
      Reporter Buffalo Evening News
    • 1959 - 1962
      assistant, director public relations National Gypsum Company
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1962 - 1968
      manager, public relations Owens-Corning-Fiberglas
      Toledo, Belize
    • 1968 - 1972
      director, public relations and merchandising
    • 1972 - 1976
      general manager, decorative and home furnishings division
    • 1976 - 1978
      general manager, Weaver Products Division
    • 1978 - 1980
      vp public affairs Beatrice Foods Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1980
      senior, corporation relations
    • 1980
      director, corporation relations
    • show more ...