Joseph J. 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.

JOSEPH J. MURPHY—Few men are so well known in the city of Troy, New York, as Joseph J. Murphy, who is actively interested in banking and manufacturing concerns, and in civic and social organizations of this city and elsewhere. He is a son of Edward (2) and Julia (Delehanty) Murphy, of Troy, New York, (q. v), where he was born April 16, 1879.

Joseph J. Murphy began his education in La Salle School and later attended St. Joseph's Academy, and Georgetown University, in the District of Columbia, although not a graduate of the latter institution. After completing his education, he became associated in various business enterprises, until today he holds the position of treasurer in the United Waste Company, of Troy; the National Textile Manufacturing Company, of Cohoes, New York; and is a director of the Manufacturers' National Bank, of Troy; and treasurer of the Hudson River Terminal Warehouse Company. Mr. Murphy is a director in other banks and manufacturing concerns. He is also affiliated with twenty-eight clubs of various cities in the country, among which are the following: Troy Club; Laureate Boat Club; Island Country Club; Woolferts Roost Club, Albany; Albany Club; Albany Country Club; Mohawk Club; Mohawk Country Club; Lamb's Club, of New York City; Westchester Country Club, of New York City; New York Athletic Club, New York City; Lincoln Club, of New York City; Troy Riding Club; Troy Commercial Travelers; Troy Chamber of Commerce; and fraternally, he is a member of Troy Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In religion he is a Roman Catholic, and a communicant in St. Joseph's RomanCatholic Church of this city.

Mr. Murphy was united in marriage with Elizabeth M. Farrell, who died in 1900, leaving no issue.

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