William Samuel Murphy

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William Samuel Murphy
Member of Parliament
for Lanark
In office
July 1929 – May 1930
Preceded by Richard Franklin Preston
Succeeded by Thomas Alfred Thompson
Personal details
Born William Samuel Murphy
(1882-02-12)12 February 1882
Portland, Ontario, Canada
Died 29 April 1961(1961-04-29) (aged 79)
Political party Independent Conservative
Spouse(s) Jane Edith Birmingham
m. 31 August 1904[1]
Profession physician

William Samuel Murphy (12 February 1882 – 29 April 1961) was an Independent Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Portland, Ontario and became a physician.

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.[1]

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.


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A.L. (1930). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Ottawa: Mortimer Company. 

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