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Emily W. Murphy
|Administrator of General Services|
December 12, 2017
|Preceded by||Timothy Horne (Acting)|
Emily Webster Murphy
1973 (age 48–49)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Education||Smith College (BA)
University of Virginia (JD)
Emily Webster Murphy (born 1973) is an American attorney and government official. She is the administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA).
She was appointed as administrator in 2017 by President Donald Trump. She was criticized for her actions after the 2020 presidential election for her delay in starting the transition to a Joe Biden administration after Biden won the election on November 7.
Murphy at first did not want to sign a letter allowing Biden's transition team to access federal agencies and transition funds. She signed the letter on November 23, allowing the presidential transition process to begin.
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Murphy at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Department of Homeland Security St. Elizabeths Campus.
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