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Jeremiah Henry Murphy
Birth: Feb. 19, 1835
Lowell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1893
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Politician. He was the son of an Irish immigrant who moved first to Wisconsin, then to Iowa. A lawyer by trade, he got his start in politics by serving as a city alderman in Marengo, Iowa. After twice being a delegate from Iowa to the Democratic National Convention, he moved to Davenport, Iowa. He served twice as mayor of Davenport in the 1870s. He was a member of the Iowa State Legislature from 1874 to 1878, lost his first bid for Congress in 1876, then was elected as a Democrat as U.S. Representative from Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, serving from 1883 to 1887, when he failed to win renomination. (bio by: Dustin Oliver) 
 
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 Parents:
  Timothy Murphy (1806 - 1866)
  Gerusha Shattuck Murphy (1814 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary A. Murphy (1838 - 1888)
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Dustin Oliver
Record added: May 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7460796
Jeremiah Henry Murphy
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Jeremiah Henry Murphy
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Jeremiah Henry Murphy
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