Robert F. Murphy (politician)
|Robert F. Murphy|
|59th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
January 3, 1957 – October 6, 1960
|Preceded by||Sumner G. Whittier|
|Succeeded by||Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr.|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
21st Middlesex District
|Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Succeeded by||John F. Thompson|
|Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Charles Gibbons|
|Succeeded by||Charles Gibbons|
|Chairman of the Metropolitan District Commission|
|Preceded by||John L. Maloney|
|Succeeded by||Howard J. Whitmore, Jr.|
January 24, 1899|
January 9, 1976 (aged 76)|
|Alma mater||Malden public schools, Dean Academy, Trinity College|
Robert F. Murphy (January 24, 1899 – January 9, 1976) was an American politician who was 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 October 6, 1960, when he was appointed by political foe Foster Furcolo to take over the scandal-ridden Metropolitan District Commission. Murphy was the son of Franklin E. Murphy, a telegrapher from Danvers, Massachusetts. Robert's mother, Alice Murphy, worked as a milliner in Boston.  
- Lewis, William (October 7, 1960). "Furcolo Surrenders; Murphy Heads MDC". The Boston Globe.
- Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHD8-BPY : 4 November 2017), Franklin E. Murphy and Alice J. Mccarthy, 25 Nov 1896; citing Marriage, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 819,793
- [www.familysearch.org "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records"] Check
- 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.
Sumner G. Whittier
| Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr.
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