Arthur P. Murphy
Born in Hancock, Missouri, Murphy attended the public schools of Pulaski County and the School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, Missouri. He became a telegraph operator. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar March 4, 1894, and commenced practice in Rolla, Missouri. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election as prosecuting attorney of Pulaski County in 1898. Attorney for the Creek Nation of Indians 1902-1904.
Murphy was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress.
Murphy was elected to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Rolla, Missouri, February 1, 1914. He was interred in Rolla Cemetery.