Robert F. Murphy (politician)

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Robert F. Murphy
59th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
1957–1961
Governor Foster Furcolo
Preceded by Sumner G. Whittier
Succeeded by Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr.
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
21st Middlesex District
In office
1943–1955
Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1949–1953
Succeeded by John F. Thompson
Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1953–1955
Preceded by Charles Gibbons
Succeeded by Charles Gibbons
Metropolitan District Commissioner
In office
1960–1964
Preceded by John L. Maloney
Succeeded by Howard J. Whitmore, Jr.
Personal details
Born January 24, 1899
Somerville, Massachusetts
Died January 9, 1976
Malden, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Malden public Schools, Dean Academy, Trinity College
Profession Journalist

Robert F. Murphy was an American politician who as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In 1949 Murphy became the first Democrat to serve as the Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Murphy also served as the 59th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from January 1957 to January 1961.

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  • New York Times, Robert F Murphy, Mass Lt Gov, '56–60, dies Jan 9 in Malden (Mass) at 76. Served 6 terms in Mass Legis and in '49 became Dem party's 1st majority leader in House, Page 45, Column 2 (January 11, 1976).
  • 1947 1948 Public officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1947, p. 243.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sumner G. Whittier
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1957–1961
Succeeded by
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr.