William Samuel Murphy
|William Samuel Murphy|
|Member of Parliament
July 1929 – May 1930
|Preceded by||Richard Franklin Preston|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Alfred Thompson|
|Born||William Samuel Murphy
12 February 1882
Portland, Ontario, Canada
|Died||29 April 1961(aged 79)|
|Political party||Independent Conservative|
|Spouse(s)||Jane Edith Birmingham
m. 31 August 1904
Murphy attended public school at Portland, then secondary school at Athens, Ontario before further studies at Queen's University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine (MD, CM) degrees. He settled in Smiths Falls, Ontario where he became a director of Northern Buttons Ltd. and from 1916 to 1918 served as that town's mayor.
He was first elected to Parliament at the Lanark riding in a by-election on 29 July 1929. After serving for the remainder of the 16th Canadian Parliament, Murphy was defeated in the 1930 federal election by Thomas Alfred Thompson of the Conservatives.
- Normandin, A.L. (1930). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Ottawa: Mortimer Company.
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