William J. Murphy (Rhode Island politician)

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William J. Murphy
221st Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
In office
January 7, 2003 – February 11, 2010
Preceded by John B. Harwood
Succeeded by Gordon D. Fox
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 26th district
Assumed office
January 5, 1993
Personal details
Born (1963-01-04) January 4, 1963 (age 54)
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Stacey Lynn
Residence West Warwick, Rhode Island
Alma mater University of Hartford,
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Profession attorney

William J. Murphy (born 1963) is an American attorney and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the 26th District since 1992. He served as the 221st Speaker of the House from January 7, 2003 to February 11, 2010, when he handed over the gavel to his majority leader, Gordon D. Fox.



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