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Ric Murphy

Ric Murphy, American state official. Recipient Outstanding Leadership award, Massachusetts House Representatives, 1980, Professional Services award, District Advisory Council, 1981; Senior Executive fellow, Harvard University, 1986.


  • Murphy, Ric was born on July 17, 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert H. and Joan Maire (Cornwall) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Boston State College, 1973. Master, Urban Affairs, Boston University, 1976. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1986.


    • Teacher Boston Public Schools, 1973—1976, team consultant, 1976—1978, principal, 1978—1979, assistant commissioner superintendent, 1979—1982, assistant senior officer, 1982—1983. Director Massachusetts State Office Affirmative Action, Boston, since 1983.


    Denomination: Congregationalist


    Vice president Fort Hill Civic Association, Boston. Member State Democratic Caucus. Board directors New England Hospital, Express Air, Inc.

    Advisory board Gannet Publications, Station WLUI-television, Boston. Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (board directors, Outstanding Service to Community award 1980), Black Educators Alliance Massachusetts (treasurer 1977-1979, outstanding Community Service award), Piggy Bank, Association Affirmative Action Professionals, Urban League.


    • father: Robert H. Murphy
    • mother: Joan Maire (Cornwall) Murphy
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    Born July 17, 1951
    (age 66)