Thomas Gerow Murphy

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The Hon.
Thomas Gerow Murphy
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Neepawa
In office
Preceded by Robert Milne
Succeeded by Robert Milne
In office
Preceded by Robert Milne
Succeeded by Frederick Donald MacKenzie
Personal details
Born (1883-10-29)October 29, 1883
Northumberland County, Ontario
Died April 7, 1971(1971-04-07) (aged 87)
Political party Conservative
Cabinet Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (1930–1935)
Minister of the Interior (1930–1935)

Thomas Gerow Murphy, PC (October 29, 1883 – April 7, 1971) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Northumberland County, Ontario, he was a pharmacist before being elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the Manitoba riding of Neepawa in the 1925 federal election. A Conservative, he was defeated in the 1926 election by Progressive Robert Milne. He defeated Milne in the 1930 federal election to return to Parliament and was appointed to the Cabinet of R.B. Bennett. He was defeated in the 1935 and 1940 elections. From 1930 to 1935, he was the Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs and Minister of the Interior.