William T. Murphy
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William T. Murphy
William T. Murphy
William Thomas Murphy.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd district

January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1971
Emmet Byrne
Morgan F. Murphy
Personal details
Born(1899-08-07)August 7, 1899
Chicago, Illinois
DiedJanuary 29, 1978(1978-01-29) (aged 78)
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

William Thomas Murphy (August 7, 1899 - January 29, 1978) of Chicago was a U.S. Representative from the 3rd congressional district of Illinois During his time in office,1959-1971, Murphy's district saw cultural and economic shifts with frequent civil rights marches and the closure of steel mills In the south of Chicago. In 1960 black minority residents made up just 20% of the population, but exceeded 40% by decade end.

Congressman Murphy joined civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr in active support of open housing, culminating in passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act.

He was a graduate of Loyola University Chicago.[1] He was a Democrat. Moreover, Murphy served in the First World War and was a Chicago Alderman.

William Thomas Murphy died of cancer at Chicago's Oak Park hospital. He was 78.

References

External links

  • United States Congress. "William T. Murphy (id: M001104)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.




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