Paul Murphy (Massachusetts politician) is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Paul was best known as a American politician and judge.
Paul Maurice Murphy
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 11th Plymouth district
In office
1971–1974
Serving with Robert Creedon (1971–1972) and Paul Studentski (1973–1974)
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the ? Plymouth district
In office
1961–1970
Personal details
Born(1932-02-24)February 24, 1932
Brockton, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 22, 2020(2020-01-22) (aged 87)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Marcia McGahan
ChildrenSarah Murphy Brown
Charles Murphy
Emily Murphy Doyle
Andrew Murphy
MotherEdith Saxton
FatherMaurice J. Murphy
EducationWilliams College
Boston University Law School
Paul Maurice Murphy (February 24, 1932 – January 22, 2020) was an American politician and judge from the state of Massachusetts.
Contents
1 Personal life
2 Political career
3 Judicial career
4 Electoral history
5 References
Personal life
He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, the son of Judge Maurice J. Murphy and Edith Saxton Murphy. He graduated from Williams College, where he played baseball, and Boston University School of Law. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
Political career
He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1961 to 1974, representing the 11th Plymouth district from 1971 to 1974. He lost renomination in 1974.
Judicial career
He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as an administrative law judge in the Social Security Administration, a position he held for 25 years.
Electoral history
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1974 Massachusetts 12th Plymouth District State Representative Democratic Primary
Mark E. Lawton (D) 64.6%
Paul M. Murphy (D) (inc.) 35.4%
1972 Massachusetts 11th Plymouth District State Representative General Election
Paul M. Murphy (D) (inc.) 36.2%
Paul V. Studentski (D) 34.4%
Paul J. Burns (R) 17.3%
Warren Russell Emerson (R) 12.2%
1972 Massachusetts 11th Plymouth District State Representative Democratic Primary
Paul M. Murphy (D) (inc.) 29.4%
Paul V. Studentski (D) 25.1%
James J. Adams (D) 18.4%
Francis P. Carchidi (D) 11.5%
Howard A. Coleman Jr. (D) 9.2%
T. Robert Saad (D) 6.3%
1970 Massachusetts 11th Plymouth District State Representative General Election
Robert S. Creedon Jr. (D) 51.2%
Paul M. Murphy (D) (inc.) 48.8%
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