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Government official , Computer company executive

Richard James Murphy, American computer company executive, government official. Recipient Meritorious Achievement in Public Administration award William Jump Foundation, Washington, 1962, John E. Fogerty award President Richard Nixon, Washington, 1969, Merit award United States Department Treasurer, 1968, Harry S. Truman award Young Democrats American, Washington, 1983.


Murphy, Richard James was born on October 15, 1929 in Baltimore. Son of James Fitzgerald and Thais Victoria (Brady) Murphy.


Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1951. Postgraduate, University North Carolina, 1952.


National president, United States National Student Association, Philadelphia, 1952-1953; director young democrats division, Democratic National Committee, Washington, 1955-1960; director platform hearings, Democratic National Committee, Washington, 1960; national coordinator young voters, Kennedy Johnson Campaign, Washington, 1960; assistant postmaster general, United States Post Office Department, Washington, 1961-1969; executive consultant, Harbridge House, Washington, 1969-1970; director, Chief Executive Officer, Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, 1970-1972; vice president, Warner Cable Corporation, Washington, 1973-1974; director government affairs, Sperry-Univac, Sperry-Unisys Corps, Washington, since 1976. Member sub-cabinet group civil rights, Washington, 1961-1963. Alternate member President's Committee Employee-Management Cooperative, Washington, 1961, Cabinet Committee Staff Retirement Sys., 1965.

Member bipartisan committee financing national conv.s, Washington, 1974, committee platform accountability, 1982-1984. National campaign manager Shriver for President, Washington, 1975-1976.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, author: The Crisis in Public Employee Relations, 1970. Associate editor Democratic Digest, 1956-1960. Contributor Public Administration Review, 1969.


Public member United States National Commission United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Washington, 1951-1953. Chairman Young Democratic National Conv.s, New York City, 1964, Las Vegas, 1965. Assistant to national chair McGovern-Shriver Campaign, Washington, 1972.

Member-at-large Democratic PolicyCoun., Washington, 1971-1973. Chair security advising committee Democratic National Convention, 1980, 84, 88. Member Grace Lutheran Church Choir, Washington, since 1975.

With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member National Governor's Association, Democratic Governor's Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: choral singing, stamp collecting, books, trains, historical documents.


James Fitzgerald Murphy

Thais Victoria (Brady) Murphy