B. Frank Murphy

Benjamin Franklin Murphy ( born December 24, 1867 in Steubenville, Ohio; † March 6, 1938 in Takoma Park, Maryland ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1933, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 18th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Murphy was born in Steubenville. He attended the local schools. After the school visit, he learned the Beuf glazier. Later he worked as a shoemaker, bankers and real estate agents. During the First World War he was active as a volunteer at the YMCA.

As a Republican candidate Murphy in 1918 elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1921 to 1923 he was Chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In the House, he represented a total of 14 years, the 18th district of Ohio. In 1933, he retired after a failed re-election.

Murphy settled in Washington, D.C. down. He died in 1938 in Takoma Park, Maryland. He was buried in the Union Cemetery in his hometown.