MURPHY, Benjamin Franklin, (1867 - 1938)


MURPHY, Benjamin Franklin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, December 24, 1867; attended the public schools; learned the glassworker’s trade; later engaged in the retail shoe business, in banking, and in the real estate business; vice president of the Peoples National Bank; during the First World War served with the Young Men’s Christian Association, stationed at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala., in 1917 and 1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resided in Washington, D.C.; died in Takoma Park, Md., March 6, 1938; interment in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio.