John Murphy (Canadian politician)

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John Murphy
In office
Member of Parliament
for Annapolis Valley—Hants
Preceded by Pat Nowlan
Succeeded by (riding eliminated)
Member of Parliament
for Kings—Hants
Preceded by (riding created)
Succeeded by Scott Brison
Personal details
Born (1937-08-26) 26 August 1937 (age 79)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal

John Murphy (born 26 August 1937) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1997.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Murphy became a Liberal party candidate for the Annapolis Valley—Hants electoral district in the 1988 federal election. He lost to Progressive Conservative candidate Pat Nowlan.

His second attempt for the riding succeeded in 1993 as he defeated incumbent Nowlan (now an independent) and new Progressive Conservative candidate Jim White.[1] In the 1997 federal election, Murphy would campaign in the riding now restructured as Kings—Hants, only to be defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Scott Brison.[2] Murphy has not attempted to return to Parliament since his term in the 35th Canadian Parliament.


  1. ^ "Atlantic region hands Liberals near-clean sweep". The Chronicle Herald. 26 October 1993. Archived from the original on 21 November 2001. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Brison victorious for Tories in Kings-Hants". The Chronicle Herald. 3 June 1997. Archived from the original on 30 November 2001. Retrieved 2014-10-04.