MURPHY, Maurice J., Jr., (1927 - 2002)

Senate Years of Service: 1961-1962
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

MURPHY, Maurice J., Jr., a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Dover, Strafford County, N.H., October 3, 1927; graduated from Holy Cross College in 1950, and from Boston College Law School in 1953; admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1955; served as an enlisted man in the United States Army in 1946 and 1947 and again in 1953 and 1954; legal counsel, New Hampshire State senate 1957-1958; administrative assistant to Gov. Wesley Powell 1959-1961; deputy attorney general and attorney general of New Hampshire in 1961, until appointed on December 7, 1961, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of H. Styles Bridges and served from January 10, 1962, until November 6, 1962; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1962 for election to the vacancy; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the board and general counsel of the Portsmouth (N.H.) Savings Bank 1968-1988; was a resident of Stratham, N.H. at the time of his death on October 27, 2002; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Greenland, N.H.