Member Biography

Timothy Francis "Tim" Murphy 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1997       37 Republican
1998       37 Republican
1999       37 Republican
2000       37 Republican
2001       37 Republican
2002       37 Republican
2003       37 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny, Washington  


09/11/1952 -

Timothy Francis “Tim” Murphy (R37) Allegheny (Part) and Washington (Part) Counties 1997-2003

Early Life:

Timothy Francis “Tim” Murphy, born September 11, 1952, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; son of John and Florence Rybicki Murphy; Walsh Jesuit High School, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 1970; Wheeling Jesuit College (now Wheeling University), Wheeling West Virginia, psychology, B.A., 1974; Cleveland State University, psychology, M.A.1976; University of Pittsburgh, philosophy, Ph.D., 1979; practicing psychologist,  assistant professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; health-care expert, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, 1979-1995; author; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1997- resigned, 2003; elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, 2003- resigned 2017;  United States Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps, 2009-2017; married Nan Missig, daughter, Bevin.

Early Career:

Assistant professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; affiliated with Mercy Hospital, St. Margaret’s Hospital, Transitional Infant Care of Pittsburgh; founder, Senior Aides Employment Service.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Board member, Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission, South Hills Area YMCA, Korean War Veterans of Western Pennsylvania Memorial Fund, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania; member, National Conference of State Legislators, Committee on Science, Energy and Environmental Resources, Assembly on State Issues, Committee on Children, Families and Health, Family Court Division Advisory Board and Children’s Issues Roundtable of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Upper Saint Clair/Bethel Park Rotary Club, United States Military Academy Review Board, Saint Thomas Moore Church, Chamber of Commerce, Bethel Park, South Park, Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall and Greater Bridgeville; professional liaison, Upper Saint Clair Township, Youth Steering Committee


Oberlin, Loriann Hoff; Murphy, Timothy Francis; The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child is Out of Control, 2002. 

Oberlin, Loriann Hoff; Murphy, Timothy Francis; Overcoming Passive-Aggression, 2005.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 37th district, Allegheny (Part) and Washington (Part) Counties, 1997; open seat replaced, incumbent, D. Michael Fisher; chairman, Aging and Youth Committee; vice-chairman, Public Health and Welfare Committee; member, Communications and High Technology, Community and Economic Development, Education, Appropriations, Banking and Insurance Committees; resigned January 3, 2003. Penned the state’s historic Patient Bill of Rights and increased funding for medical research, while consistently supporting responsible fiscal management of government to promote job creation and reduce the tax burden on families.

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, 113th, 114th, 115th, Congresses, 2003- resigned October 21, 2017; Committee assignments, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Economy, Subcommittee on Health, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (chair), Veterans Affairs and Government Reform committees. Caucus memberships, Congressional Steel Caucus (chair), 21st Century Healthcare Caucus, Congressional Arts Caucus, Doctor's Caucus (co-chair), Mental Health Caucus, Men's Health Caucus, Republican Main Street Partnership, United States Congressional International Conservation Caucus.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1999). Crowell, G.; Secretary, Department of General Services. (Volume 114) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-37, 3-42; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-18.



Congressional Biography

After 7 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Timothy Francis "Tim" Murphy  went on to serve in congress