John Murphy (Canadian politician)

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John Murphy
Member of Parliament
for Annapolis Valley—Hants
In office
October 25, 1993 – June 2, 1997
Preceded byPat Nowlan
Succeeded byScott Brison[1]
Personal details
Born (1937-08-26) 26 August 1937 (age 83)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political partyLiberal
ProfessionSocial Worker, Administrator

John Murphy (born 26 August 1937) was a member of the House of Commons of Canada 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.[2] 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.[3] Murphy has not attempted to return to Parliament since his term in the 35th Canadian Parliament.


  1. ^ Kings—Hants
  2. ^ "Atlantic region hands Liberals near-clean sweep". The Chronicle Herald. 26 October 1993. Archived from the original on 21 November 2001. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Brison victorious for Tories in Kings-Hants". The Chronicle Herald. 3 June 1997. Archived from the original on 30 November 2001. Retrieved 4 October 2014.