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Austin John Murphy Edit Profile

United States representative , Pennsylvania

Austin John Murphy, Former United States Representative, Pennsylvania. Bar: Pennsylvania 1952. Recipient Thomas Chrostwaite award Pennsylvania Association Boroughs, 1973. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1944-1946.

Background

Murphy, Austin John was born on June 17, 1927 in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Austin John and Evelyn Frances (Spence) Murphy.

Education

Bachelor, Duquesne University, 1949. Juris Doctor, University Pittsburgh, 1952.

Career

General practice law. Solicitor for 10 municipalities. Auditor, councilman, Borough of Speers, 1952-1956; assistant district attorney, Washington County, 1957; member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1959-1970; member, Pennsylvania Senate, 1970-1976; member, 95th-103rd Congresses from 22nd (now 20th) Pennsylvania district, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1977; member education and labor committee, natural resources committee.

Member Pennsylvania Local Government Commission. Member Charleroi School District, 1956, Monongahela Democratic Committee, 1952.

Achievements

  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1952.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member law review staff: University Pitts, 1965.

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1944-1946.

Connections

Married Eileen Ramona McNamara, February 7, 1953. Children: Colleen, Brian, Sheila, Erin, Holly, Maureen.

father:
Austin John Murphy

mother:
Evelyn Frances (Spence) Murphy

spouse:
Eileen Ramona McNamara

children:
Maureen Murphy

Holly Murphy

Erin Murphy

Sheila Murphy

Brian Murphy

Colleen Murphy