Edward Murphy, Jr.

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Edward Murphy, Jr.
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United States Senator
from New York
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1899
Preceded by Frank Hiscock
Succeeded by Chauncey Depew
Personal details
Born (1836-12-15)December 15, 1836
Troy, New York
Died August 3, 1911(1911-08-03) (aged 74)
Elberon, New Jersey
Political party Democratic

Edward Murphy, Jr. (December 15, 1834 – August 3, 1911) was a single term United States Senator from New York, a businessman, and mayor of Troy, New York.

Birth and early years[edit]

Edward Murphy was born in Troy, New York and attended local schools. He later was graduated from St. John's College, Fordham in 1857.

Career in public service[edit]

Murphy was city alderman from 1864 to 1866. He was Mayor of Troy, New York from 1875 to 1883.

In 1893, he was elected as a Democrat a U.S. Senator from New York and served from March 4, 1893, to March 4, 1899. In 1899, he was defeated for re-election by Republican Chauncey M. Depew. Murphy was Chairman of the Committee on Relations with Canada (53rd Congress).

Later years[edit]

He resumed his former business activities and was also the president of the Troy Gas Co. and the vice president of the Manufacturers' National Bank of Troy.

His daughter Julia married Hugh J. Grant, a prominent New York City politician.

Death[edit]

Murphy died in Elberon, New Jersey on August 3, 1911, aged 74, and was interred in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Troy, New York.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mayor of Troy, New York
1875–1883
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by
Charles C. B. Walker
New York State Democratic Committee Chairman
May 1888 – September 1894
Succeeded by
James W. Hinckley
United States Senate
Preceded by
Frank Hiscock
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New York
1893–1899
Served alongside: David B. Hill, Thomas C. Platt
Succeeded by
Chauncey Depew