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Austin Murphy
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Official portrait, 1990
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Thomas Morgan
Succeeded by Frank Mascara
Constituency C (1977–1993)
C (1993–1995)
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 46th district
In office
January 5, 1971 – January 4, 1977
Preceded by William Lane
Succeeded by Barry Stout
Member of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 6, 1959 – November 30, 1968
Constituency Washington County
In office
January 7, 1969 – November 19, 1970
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Barry Stout
Constituency 48th district
Personal details
Austin John Murphy

(1927-06-17)June 17, 1927
North Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died April 13, 2024(2024-04-13) (aged 96)
Political party Democratic
Education Duquesne University (BA)
University of Pittsburgh (LLB)
Military service
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1944–1946 (active)
1948–1951 (reserve)
Unit United States Marine Corps Reserve

Austin John Murphy (June 17, 1927 – April 13, 2024) was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania from 1977 to 1995.

Born in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Murphy grew up in New London, Connecticut. He later returned to Charleroi and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. He earned a B.A. at Duquesne University in 1949 and an LL.B. at the University of Pittsburgh in 1952 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1953. He practiced law in Washington, Pennsylvania, and was an assistant district attorney for Washington County from 1956 to 1957. Murphy started his political career as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he served from 1959 to 1971. He then served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1971 to 1977. In 1976, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, replacing longtime incumbent Thomas E. Morgan. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1984 and 1988.

Murphy died on April 13, 2024, at the age of 96.

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