Morgan F. Murphy
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Morgan F. Murphy
Morgan F. Murphy
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois

January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1981
William T. Murphy
Gus Savage
Constituency3rd district (1971-73)
2nd district (1973-81)
Personal details
Morgan Francis Murphy

(1932-04-16)April 16, 1932
Chicago, Illinois
DiedMarch 4, 2016(2016-03-04) (aged 83)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNorthwestern University
DePaul University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1955–1957

Morgan Francis Murphy (April 16, 1932 - March 4, 2016) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Murphy attended Chicago parochial schools. He received a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in 1955 and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Murphy received a J.D. from DePaul University School of Law in 1962. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955-1957, including a one-year tour of duty in the Far East. He was administrative assistant to Clerk of the Circuit Court of Chicago from 1958-1961, was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1962, and commenced practice in Chicago. Murphy was special attorney, Board of Election Commissioners, for the 1964 at-large elections. He was attorney for Chicago Dairymen's Association during 1968 milk strikes, and a trustee-management representative of the Milk Wagon Drivers Union. He was hearing officer for Local Liquor Control Commission, 1969-1970 and delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1968 and 1972. Murphy was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1981). Murphy was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress and resumed the practice of law in Chicago.

Murphy partnered with union official John Serpico of Lincolnwood, Illinois in Studio Networks, Inc. a venture to purchase a building on Chicago's near west side and develop it as a film studio. Serpico was a former vice president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) as well as former president of the Central States Joint Board (CSJB), a labor organization made up of as many as eight local unions.[1][2][3]

Murphy was a Board Member on the Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals from 2005 to 2014.

Personal life

Murphy was a resident of Chicago; he died there on March 4, 2016 at the age of 83.[4] Murphy's niece Mary Judith is married to former Illinois state senator Patrick O'Malley.


  1. ^ O'Connor, Matt (2001-07-17). "Ex-Labor Boss Guilty In Fraud Case; Laborers Union Chief Used Clout In Loan Scheme". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Nelson, Michael (1999-09-27). "Chicago Boss' Indictment Taints Wisconsin Casino". National Legal and Policy Center. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Dudek, Mitch (2016-03-09). "Morgan Murphy Jr. dies; ex-congressman had failed casino dreams". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Morgan Murphy-obituary

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