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John William Murphy

Biography of John William Murphy

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Murphy
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: William
  • Date of Birth: April , 26 , 1902
  • Place of Birth (POB): Avoca , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: March , 28 , 1962
  • Place of Death (POD): Scranton , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John William Murphy Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Harry S Truman ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/07/1946
  • Seat vacated by: Johnson , Albert W.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/07/1946
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 05/20/1946
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 05/21/1946
  • Commission Date: 05/27/1946
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1955
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1962
  • Date of Termination: 03/28/1962
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John William Murphy in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1926

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1929

John William Murphy Career Path


  • Private practice, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1929-1943
  • Assistant district attorney, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 1934-1941
  • U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1943-1946


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