Dave Murphy (Wisconsin politician)

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David Murphy
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 56th district
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
Preceded by Michelle Litjens
Personal details
Born (1954-11-26) November 26, 1954 (age 63)
Appleton, Wisconsin
Political party Republican
Residence Greenville, Wisconsin
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley
Profession Politician
Website Official website

Dave Murphy (born November 26, 1954) is an American businessman and politician.

From Greenville, Wisconsin, Murphy is the owner of a fitness center and went to the University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley. In November 2012, Murphy was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly as a Republican.[1][2]

In December 2016, Murphy pressured the University of Wisconsin–Madison to cancel a course entitled "The Problem of Whiteness" and fire the lecturer teaching it.[3]


  1. ^ 'Greenville Businessman Credits Grassroots Victory To 56th District Victory,' Appleton Post-Crescent, November 7, 2012
  2. ^ "Dave Murphy". Wisracc.org. 
  3. ^ "GOP, UW at odds over 'whiteness' course". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 10 January 2017.