Vincent Joseph Murphy Edit Profile
Educated St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s parochial schools, and Newark (New Jersey) Business College.
Began as apprentice plumber, 1913, journeyman plumber, 1917. Sec-treasurer, Plumbers Local Union Northern 24, Newark, New Jersey, 1920-1938. Sec-treasurer New Jersey State Federation of Labor after 1932.
President New Jersey American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1961-1970. Past member Newark (New Jersey) City Commission, director department of revenue and finance after 1937, also mayor of Newark, 1941-1949. President Union National Bank of Newark.
Served with United States Navy, World War I. Member Social Security Advisory Board, 1936. Member State Unemployment Compensation Commission Trustee Newark Museum.
Member board of trustees Newark Free Public Library, Newark College of Engineering, Newark chapter American Red. Cross. Chairman joint planning committee Annual Labor Institute of Rutgers University Honorary vice chairman American-Jewish Trade Union Council for Palestine. Member New Jersey State Museum.
Member Veterans Foreign Wars, American Legion, Catholic War Veterans, Irish War Veterans, American War Dads. Elk, Moose, Eagle, Knights of Columbus.
Married Marie McConnell, May 30, 1917. Children: Vincent Joseph, Rita, Elizabeth Louise.