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Name Murphy, John William
City Scranton
State PA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
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Murphy, John William
Born April 26, 1902, in Avoca, PA
Died March 28, 1962, in Scranton, PA

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For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=1724

Murphy, John William
Born April 26, 1902, in Avoca, PA
Died March 28, 1962, in Scranton, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Harry S Truman on May 7, 1946, to a seat vacated by Albert W. Johnson. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1946, and received commission on May 27, 1946. Served as chief judge, 1955-1962. Service terminated on March 28, 1962, due to death.

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1926
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:
Private practice, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1929-1943
Assistant district attorney, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 1934-1941
U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1943-1946



This additional biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Murphy, John William
Born April 26, 1902, in Avoca, PA
Died March 28, 1962, in Scranton, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Harry S Truman on May 7, 1946, to a seat vacated by Albert W. Johnson. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1946, and received commission on May 27, 1946. Served as chief judge, 1955-1962. Service terminated on March 28, 1962, due to death.

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1926
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:
Private practice, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1929-1943
Assistant district attorney, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 1934-1941
U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1943-1946


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