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Franklin Murphy

governor

Franklin Murphy, American governor. Member Newark Common Council, 1883-1886; member New Jersey Assembly, 1885; member Republican National Executive Committee, 1900-1908; member Republican National Committee, since 1900; member of board of managers National Home for Disabled Vol. Soldiers, 1905-1912. President general National Society S.A.R., 1898-1900. President Essex Company (New Jersey) Park Commission.

Background

Murphy, Franklin was born on January 3, 1846 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Son of William H. and Abby Elizabeth (Hagar) Murphy.

Education

Academic education Newark, New Jersey. (Doctor of Laws, Lafayette College, 1901, Princeton University, 1902). Private to First lieutenant 13th New Jersey Vols., 1862-1865.

Career

Established, 1865, and from then president Murphy Varnish Company.

Membership

Member Newark Common Council, 1883-1886. Member New Jersey Assembly, 1885. Member Republican National Executive Committee, 1900-1908.

Member Republican National Committee, since 1900. Member of board of managers National Home for Disabled Vol. Soldiers, 1905-1912. President general National Society S.A.R., 1898-1900.

President Essex Company (New Jersey) Park Commission.

Connections

Married Janet Colwell, June 24, 1868 (deceased).

father:
William H. Murphy

mother:
Abby Elizabeth (Hagar) Murphy

spouse:
Janet Colwell