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Francis Leonard Murphy

manufacturing executive

Francis Leonard Murphy, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Bronze Star medal. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945, PTO. Member National Press Club, Aviation-Space Writers Association (deputy regional director Northeast 1952-1962), Aerospace Industries Association American, Connecticut Opera Association (vice president public relations), Filer Commission on Structure for State Government in Connecticut.

Background

Murphy, Francis Leonard was born on March 18, 1921 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Martin J. and Catherine C. (Bannigan) Murphy.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, University Maine, 1943. Postgraduate, New York University, 1950. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1948.

Career

Administrative assistant to president United States Aviation Underwriters, 1945-1950. Staff writer The Hartford Times (Connecticut), 1950-1951, aviation editor, 1951-1956. Assistant director public relations United Aircraft Corporation, 1956-1959.

Public relations manager Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, 1959-1965. Director public relations United Aircraft Corporation, 1965-1967. Vice president for public relations and advertising United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut, 1967-1975, vice president public relations and communications, 1975-1982, senior vice president and counsel to chairman, from 1982.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945, PTO. Member National Press Club, Aviation-Space Writers Association (deputy regional director Northeast 1952-1962), Aerospace Industries Association American, Connecticut Opera Association (vice president public relations), Filer Commission on Structure for State Government in Connecticut.

Connections

Married Mary Jane Whitbeck, May 5, 1951. 1 child, Peter John.