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United States Representative from Pennsylvania

John Patrick Murtha,, United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Served in United States Marine Corps, as lieutenant 1952-1955, as major 1966-1967, United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1955-1966, 1967-1990; Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Salvation Army, American Legion.

Background

Murtha,, John Patrick was born on June 17, 1932 in New Martinsville, West Virginia, United States. Son of John Patrick and Mary Edna (Ray) Murtha.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Economics, U. Pittsburgh, 1961;postgraduate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1962-1965;Doctor of Humanities (honorary), Mount Aloysius Junior College.

Career

Member District 72 Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1969-1973. Member United States Congress from 12th Pennsylvania district, 1974—2010. Chairman United States House Appropriation Defense Subcommittee, 1989—1995, 2007—2010.

Membership

Served in United States Marine Corps, as lieutenant 1952-1955, as major 1966-1967, United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1955-1966, 1967-1990. Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Salvation Army, American Legion.

Connections

Married Joyce Bell, June 10, 1955. Children: Donna Sue, John, Patrick.

father:
John Patrick Murtha

mother:
Mary Edna (Ray) Murtha

spouse:
Joyce Bell

children:
Donna Sue Murtha,

John Murtha,

Patrick Murtha,