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Francis Parnell Murphy

In office
1937 – 1941
Preceded by Styles Bridges
Succeeded by Robert O. Blood

Born August 16, 1877(1877-08-16)
Died December 19, 1958 (aged 81)
Political party Republican

Francis Parnell Murphy (August 16, 1877 – December 19, 1958) was a manufacturer and politician from Nashua, New Hampshire. He served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and on the Governor's Council before being twice elected as a Republican Governor.

Murphy supported Roosevelt's New Deal policies and switched to the Democratic Party in an attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Styles Bridges in the 1942. He retired from politics to enter the radio broadcasting business and later started the WMUR Television station in Nashua.

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Political offices
Preceded by
H. Styles Bridges
Governor of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Robert O. Blood


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