Sessions Office Position District Party
1959 Representative Democrat
1960 Representative Democrat
1961 Representative Democrat
1962 Representative Democrat
1963 Representative Democrat
1964 Representative Democrat
1965 Representative Democrat
1966 Representative Democrat
1967 Representative Democrat
1968 Representative Democrat
1969 Representative 48 Democrat
1970 Representative 48 Democrat
Counties Washington


06/17/1927 -

MURPHY, Austin John, Jr., a Representative from Washington County; born in North Charleroi, Washington County, Pa., June 17, 1927; graduated, Charleroi High School; B.A., Duquesne University, 1948; LL.B., University of Pittsburgh, 1952; staff member, University of Pittsburgh Law Review; private, 1st class, United States Marine Corps (1945-1946, World War II); served, United States Marine Corps Reserves (1948-1951); attorney; auditor, Monongahela; elected, council, Monongahela; solicitor, Monongahela; elected, school board, Monongahela; Assistant District Attorney, Washington County (1956-1957); member, Washington County Democratic Executive Committee; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1958; served 5 more consecutive terms; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1971-January 4, 1977); appointed, Local Government Commission (1969-1976; chair, 1975-1976); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1971-1976); elected, United States Congress (1977-1994); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1984, 1988).

Congressional Biography

After 12 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Austin J. Murphy, JR. went on to serve in congress

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