Robert S. Murphy (October 18, 1861 – June 24, 1912) was the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1907 to 1911.

Robert S. Murphy
9th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 15, 1907 – January 17, 1911
GovernorEdwin Stuart
Preceded byWilliam Brown
Succeeded byJohn Reynolds
Personal details
Born(1861-10-18)October 18, 1861
DiedJune 24, 1912(1912-06-24) (aged 50)
Political partyRepublican

Murphy was born in Louisville, New York but spent most of his childhood in Portland, Maine, where his family was active in the temperance movement. He was educated at Hedding College. In 1880, he moved to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and he was admitted to the Cambria County bar in 1881. Murphy successfully ran as a Republican for Cambria County District Attorney in 1892, despite the overwhelming Democratic majority in terms of party registration. He was reelected in 1895 but was defeated in 1898. He returned to the practice of law and was a key figure in the state Republican Party. He was elected as lieutenant governor in 1906 as running mate of Edwin Sydney Stuart. [1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
William Brown
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
John Reynolds
Party political offices
Preceded by
William Brown
Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
John Reynolds