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John Thomas Murphy

John Thomas Murphy, American lawyer. Bar: South Dakota 1957, California 1962.


  • Murphy, John Thomas was born on July 20, 1932 in Pierre, South Dakota, United States. Son of Bernard J. and Gertrude (Loner) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University South Dakota, 1957.


    • Private practice, Stockton, California, 1965-1975, Modesto, from 1975. Attorney office general counsel quartermaster general United States Army, 1957-1958, assistant chief counsel Sharpe Army Depot, 1958-1963, general counsel, 1963-1965. Associate Short, Short, Scott & Murphy (and predecessor firm), 1965-1968.

      Partner Hulsey, Beus, Wilson, Scott & Murphy, Stockton, 1968-1970.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Dakota 1957, California 1962.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board directors Delta-Stockton Humane Society, 1970-1975, former director Tuolumne River Preservation Trust. Governor emeritus California Trout Inc. Member Stanislaus River Task Force, Stanislaus County Water Coordinator Committee.

    Member State Bar California, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Consumer Attorneys California, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi, Stockton Beagler's Club (secretary, director), American Kennel Club (Beagle advisory committee 1984-2004).


    • Married Rose Marie Cogorno.
    • father: Bernard J. Murphy
    • mother: Gertrude (Loner) Murphy
    • spouse: Rose Marie Cogorno.
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    Died April 10, 2007
    (aged 74)