Arthur P. Murphy

Arthur Phillips Murphy ( born December 10, 1870 in Hancock, Pulaski County, Missouri, † February 1, 1914 in Rolla, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1911 he represented two times the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Arthur Murphy attended the common schools and the School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla. He then worked as a telegraph operator. After a subsequent law studies and his 1894 was admitted to a lawyer, he began in Rolla to work in this profession. In 1898 he applied unsuccessfully for the post of prosecutor in Pulaski County. From 1902 to 1904 he was the legal representative of the Creek. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1904 Murphy was in the 16th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded J. Robert Lamar took on 4 March 1905 that he had beaten in the election. Since he lost in 1906 against Lamar, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1907. For the 1908 elections, Murphy was able to beat Lamar, and thus between 4 March 1909 and the March 3, 1911 to do another term in Congress. In 1910, he lost to Thomas L. Rubey.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Arthur Murphy practiced as a lawyer again. He died on February 1, 1914 in Rolla, where he was also buried.