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James J. Murphy, Congressman from New York

James Joseph Murphy (November 3, 1898 – October 19, 1962) was a United States Representative from New York.


He was born in Brooklyn, and educated in the public schools of Staten Island.

Murphy served as a noncommissioned officer with the 1st New York Cavalry on the Mexican border during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916. During World War I, he was a sergeant with the 104th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division, and served in France and Belgium.

After the war, Murphy engaged in the import and export shipping business in New York City.

In 1948, Murphy was elected as a Democrat to the 81st Congress. He was reelected in 1950, and served from January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1953. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952.

Murphy served on the New York City Council from 1954 to 1957.

He was a freight and shipping broker and resided in the Grymes Hill area of Staten Island. He died on Staten Island in 1962,[1] and was buried at Saint Peter's Cemetery on Staten Island.


  1. ^ "James J. Murphy, Legislator, Dies; Ex-Richmond Congressman Served on City Council". New York Times. October 20, 1962.

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