B. Frank Murphy

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Benjamin Franklin Murphy
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by David Hollingsworth
Succeeded by Lawrence E. Imhoff
Personal details
Born (1867-12-24)December 24, 1867
Steubenville, Ohio
Died March 6, 1938(1938-03-06) (aged 70)
Takoma Park, Maryland
Resting place Union Cemetery, Steubenville
Political party Republican
For other people named Frank Murphy, see Frank Murphy (disambiguation).

Benjamin Franklin Murphy (December 24, 1867 - March 6, 1938) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Murphy attended the public schools. He learned the glassworker's trade, and later engaged in the retail shoe business, in banking, and in the real estate business. He served as vice president of the Peoples National Bank. During the First World War, Murphy served with the Young Men's Christian Association, stationed at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama, in 1917 and 1918.

Murphy was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-seventh Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress.

Murphy resided in Washington, D.C.. He died in Takoma Park, Maryland, March 6, 1938. He was interred in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio.


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