John W. Murphy U.S. Congressperson
John William Murphy (April 26, 1902 – March 28, 1962) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. John W. Murphy was born in Avoca, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1926 and from the law department of the same university in 1929. He served as assistant district attorney of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania from 1934 to 1941. Murphy was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his resignation on July 17, 1946, to become judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He became chief judge in June 1955, in which capacity he served until his death in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Married Ella Heffron and had four children: John, Jean Marie, Ellen, and George.
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1. Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Colleges/University
The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.
2010. 800 mil. $
2013. 13.9 %
2009. 9.0 %
2013. 64.8 K $
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2. University of Pennsylvania Colleges/University
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. It is also one of the Colonial Colleges. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities.
2013. 7.7 bil. $
2014. 9.9 %
2012. 12.3 %
2011. 12.4 %
2010. 12.0 %
2013. 45.9 K $
2010. 36.2 K $
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The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.