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Robert Martin Murphy, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954. Decorated Officer Legion of Honor (France); Bronze Star, Valor (2), Purple Heart (3). Colonel United States Army Reserve (retired); Member 82d Airborne Division Association (president 1960-1961, 94, board directors), 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment Association (president 1991-1992, 2008).

Background

Murphy, Robert Martin was born on July 7, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph M. and Anna D. (Bieler) Murphy.

Education

Juris Doctor, Suffolk University, Boston, 1950. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1969.

Career

Assistant volunteer defender, (public defender), Boston, 1954-1955;associate counsel, Great American Insurance Company, Boston, 1956-1959;private practice, Boston, since 1954;New England regional counsel, Interstate Commerce Commission, Boston, 1963;counsel, Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board, Boston, 1965-1970;with firm, Murphy & Murphy, Boston, since 1959;assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1989-1991. Chairman Massachusetts Parachute Commission, Boston and Orange, Massachusetts, 1960-1963. Chief Executive Officer, National Check Protection Svc., Inc., 1994-1996.

Achievements

  • Bar: Massachusetts 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954.

Membership

Democratic party candidate for Massachusetts Senate, 1959-1964. Member 82d Airborne Division Association (president 1960-1961, 94, board directors), 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment Association (president 1991-1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skydiving, travel, ancient history. Fax: (781) 681-9798.

Connections

Married Joanne Murray, May 11, 1946 (deceased November 1962). 5 children, 3 deceased. Married Barbara Atwood, February 14, 1967 (deceased August 2002).

father:
Joseph M. Murphy

mother:
Anna D. (Bieler) Murphy

spouses:
Joanne Murray

Barbara Atwood