Phil Murphy facts for kids
|56th Governor of New Jersey|
January 16, 2018
|Lieutenant Governor||Sheila Oliver|
|Preceded by||Chris Christie|
|United States Ambassador to Germany|
September 3, 2009 – August 26, 2013
|Preceded by||William R. Timken|
|Succeeded by||John B. Emerson|
Philip Dunton Murphy
August 16, 1957
Needham, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||Harvard University (BA)
University of Pennsylvania (MBA)
Philip Dunton Murphy (born August 16, 1957) is an American financier, diplomat, former Goldman Sachs executive and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is the 56th and current Governor of New Jersey upon winning the 2017 gubernatorial election and being sworn-in on January 16, 2018. Murphy was the United States Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013 serving during the Barack Obama presidency.
Ambassador to Germany (2009–2013)
Murphy served as United States Ambassador to Germany under President Barack Obama from 2009–2013.
His formal nomination to the position was made by President Barack Obama on July 9, 2009. It was then confirmed by the United States Senate on August 7, 2009. Murphy promoted American trade and focused on engaging Germany’s youth through town hall meetings, exchange programs, and social media communication.
On May 29, 2013, it was announced that Murphy was stepping down from the ambassadorship. He formally left the position on August 26, 2013.
Murphy was a Goldman Sachs executive. At the time of his pre-political career, his net worth top $50 million, or if similar to others there, a good deal more.
Governship (since 2018)
2017 gubernatorial election
Murphy was the Democratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey in the 2017 gubernatorial election. He faced Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno in the general election. He won the election on November 7, 2017.
Murphy moved to Middletown Township, New Jersey in 2000. He is married to Tammy Snyder and they have four children.
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