Paul Maurice Murphy (February 24, 1932 – January 22, 2020) was an American politician and judge from the state of Massachusetts.
1 Personal life
2 Political career
3 Judicial career
4 Electoral history
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.
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.
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.
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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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