John A Murphy (1921 - 1990)

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John A Murphy
1921 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
John A Murphy was born on February 6, 1921. He died on April 22, 1990 at age 69. We know that John A Murphy had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94116.


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John A Murphy died on April 22, 1990 at age 69. He was born on February 6, 1921. We are unaware of information about John's surviving family. We know that John A Murphy had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94116.
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1921 - 1990 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that John A Murphy was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1933, John was just 12 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1959, he was 38 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1974, by the time he was 53 years old, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1990, in the year of John A Murphy's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Dec 15, 1902 - September 1972
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Dorothy M Murphy
May 9, 1920 - Mar 30, 1995
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James Murphy
Sep 21, 1920 - October 1984
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Willie Murphy
Aug 29, 1909 - July 1974
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Apr 12, 1918 - August 1987
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Carl Murphy
Sep 28, 1908 - February 1970
William Murphy
Aug 5, 1916 - May 1973
Daniel Murphy
Jul 14, 1916 - August 1985
Saint Petersburg, FL
Robert F Murphy
Oct 15, 1921 - Feb 7, 1998
Cranford, NJ
William E Murphy
Oct 11, 1910 - Jan 5, 1994
Toms River, NJ
John Murphy
Sep 2, 1902 - July 1981
Jersey City, NJ
Michael J Murphy
Jul 18, 1918 - Mar 11, 2005
Kenilworth, NJ
Dorothy D Murphy
Jun 20, 1915 - Apr 28, 2003
Beach Haven, NJ
H W Murphy
Sep 28, 1920 - March 1965
Thomas P Murphy
Mar 1, 1922 - Oct 24, 2001
Manchester Township, NJ
Margaret Murphy
Sep 28, 1915 - February 1977

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