Edward Murphy
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

EDWARD (3) MURPHY, since 1892 has been prominently identified with the legal profession in the city of Troy, New York, and among a host of associates in various fraternal and social organizations he is highly respected. His parents were Senator Edward and Julia (Delehanty) Murphy, of Troy, New York, (see preceding sketch), where he was born April 13, 1870.

Edward (3) Murphy attended the public schools in his native city as a boy, and later studied in a preparatory school before entering Georgetown University, at Washington, District of Columbia, where he graduated in 1890, with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Then he pursued a course in law at the Albany Law School and in 1892 received from that institution the degree of Bachelor of Laws. After completing his education he began the practice of law, which he has since continued, in Troy. Mr. Murphy is president of the Troy Gas Company ; vice-president of the Manufacturers' National Bank of Troy; director of the Security Safe Deposit Company, of Troy; treasurer of the River Front Corporation; owner of the Troy Theatre; and vice-president of the Security Properties Company.

The college fraternity, Phi Kappa, numbers him among its members also the following clubs: Troy Club, of which he is a director; Troy Golf Club; Albany Country Club; McGregor Golf Club, Saratoga Golf Club, Saratoga, New York; and the Mohawk Golf Club, Schenectady, New York. He is affiliated with the New York State Bar Association, and the Rensselaer County Bar Association. In religious faith he is a member of St, Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.

In 1899 Mr. Murphy was united in marriage with Helen Townsend Marlin, of Albany, New York, and to this union one child was born, Helen, who was educated in the Emma Willard School, of Troy, New York, and Madame Rieffel's School, in New York City.

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