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MURTHA, John Patrick, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Martinsville, Wetzel
County, W.Va., June 17, 1932; graduated from Ramsey High School, Mount
Pleasant, Pa., 1950; attended Kiskiminetas Spring School, 1951; B.A.,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1962; attended Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., 1963; United States Marine Corps, 1952-1955, and
1966-1967; United States Marine Corps Reserves, 1955-1966, and 1967-1990;
member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1969-1974; elected
as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress by special election, to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative John P. Saylor,
reelected to the eighteen succeeding Congresses (February 5, 1974-February 8,
2010); died on February 8, 2010, in Arlington, Va.
BibliographyMurtha, John P., with John Plashal.
From Vietnam to 9/11: On the Front Lines of National Security.
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005.