Member Biography

John T. Murphy 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1907-1908       8 Republican
1909-1910       8 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


09/30/1860 -

John T Murphy (R8) Philadelphia (Part) County 1907-1910

Early Life:

John T Murphy, born September 30, 1860, Philadelphia, educated, Saint Ann’s Parochial School, public school education; left schooling, age, thirteen, various occupations until 1922; studied law, admitted, Philadelphia bar, 1885; engaged law practice; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 8th district, 1907-1910; defeated, 1910; delegate, Pennsylvania, Republican National Convention, 1908, 1912. Burial location unknown.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 8th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1907-1910; committee assignment, Corporations, Federal Relations, Judicial Apportionment, Public Grounds and Buildings, Public Health and Sanitation. Defeated, reelection. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members M"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1910). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 993, 1000-1003, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 971.

The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Murphy, J.