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William Leo Murphy

William Leo Murphy was American prosecutor. Bar: New York 1969, New York (United States District Court (southern district)) 1973. Named Democrat of Year award, Young Democrats Richmond County, 1983; recipient Special award, New York State Court Officers, 1984.


  • Murphy, William Leo was born on June 25, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William L. and Anastasia (Keeney) Murphy.

  • Education

    • AB, Fordham College, 1966. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1969.


    • Assistant district attorney New York County, New York City, 1969—1975. Chief assistant district attorney Richmond County, Staten Island, 1976—1983, district attorney, 1983—2003. Lecturer Division Criminal Justice Services, Albany, 1976—2010.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1969, New York (United States District Court (southern district)) 1973.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member of New York State District Attorneys Association (secretary 1982-1983, president 1987-1988), National District Attorneys Association, Richmond County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.


    • Married Kathleen Nora Brushett, August 24, 1968. Children: Michele, Jeannine.
    • father: William L. Murphy
    • mother: Anastasia (Keeney) Murphy
    • spouse: Kathleen Nora Brushett
    • children: Michele Murphy
    • Jeannine Murphy
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    Died June 4, 2010
    (aged 65)