MURPHY, Morgan Francis, (1932 - 2016)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

MURPHY, Morgan Francis, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., April 16, 1932; attended Chicago parochial schools; B.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1955; J.D., DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, Ill., 1962; served in the United States Marine Corps, 1955-1957, including a one year tour of duty in the Far East; administrative assistant to Clerk of the Circuit Court of Chicago, 1958-1961; admitted to the Illinois bar in 1962 and commenced practice in Chicago; special attorney, Board of Election Commissioners, 1964 at-large elections; attorney for Chicago Dairymen’s Association during 1968 milk strikes; trustee-management representative, Milk Wagon Drivers Union; hearing officer for Local Liquor Control Commission, 1969-1970; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1968-1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Chicago; died on March 4, 2016, in Chicago, Ill.