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John M. Murphy

AKA John Michael Murphy

Born: 3-Aug-1926
Birthplace: Staten Island, NY
Died: 25-May-2015
Location of death: Staten Island, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman snagged in ABSCAM

Military service: US Army (1944-56)

"I didn't take any actions on behalf of anyone. I merely met with some people who portrayed themselves in a certain light."

Brother: Charles Murphy
Brother: Frank Murphy
Sister: Rose McBrien
Wife: (five daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Amanda Murphy
Daughter: Dierdre Murphy
Daughter: Emily Hynes
Daughter: Elizabeth Murphy
Daughter: Eve Reid
Son: John M. Murphy, Jr.
Son: Mark Murphy

    High School: La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, NY
    University: Amherst College
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1950)

    US Congressman, New York 17th (1973-81)
    US Congressman, New York 16th (1963-73)
    American Legion
    Knights of Columbus
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Distinguished Service Cross
    Bronze Star with "V" device and oak leaf cluster
    Conflict of Interest Convicted 3-Dec-1980
    Conspiracy Convicted 3-Dec-1980
    Abscam Scandal

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