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Morgan Murphy Jr.


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Morgan Murphy Jr. Obituary
Honorable Morgan F. Murphy, Jr., 83. Adored husband of the late Charlene Diane nee Jurgensen. Loving father of Morgan III, Michelle (Dan Hebert), Constance (Larry Doody); cherished father-in-law of the Honorable Lisa Ruble Murphy; champion "Papa" of Morgan F. Murphy, IV, Brendan P. Murphy, Riley P. Doody, Brieanne E. Hebert, and Brendan D. Hebert; beloved son of the late Morgan F. and Anne Murphy, Sr.; dear brother of Mary Rita (Robert) Stump, Jane (the late Raymond) Holmes, Bernard (Virginia) Murphy, the late Reverend John Michael Murphy, and Sister Carol Ann Murphy, RSM. Morgan proudly served his country as a 1st lieutenant of the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1957, as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1970 to 1980 and as a Board Member of the Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals from 2005-2014. Morgan served on the United States House of Representative Rules Committee, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Select Committee on Narcotics and Drug Abuse Control, Foreign Affairs, and as chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislation. A graduate of Northwestern University, Morgan earned his juris doctorate degree from DePaul University School of Law in 1962. Morgan was an active attorney in Illinois, most recently as a partner of Murphy & Boyle Chtd. Morgan was honored by the Central Intelligence Agency-Award from Director, Admiral Stansfield Turner, for outstanding leadership in legislative work for the CIA and intelligence communities in 1979, Sigma Chi Fraternity, National Significant Award in 1981, Chicago South Chamber of Commerce, Annual Award for Midway Airport Reactivation in 1978, Catholic Man of the Year in 1976, and Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago. Morgan served as a member of the City of Chicago Library Board and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. Morgan will be remembered for his generosity, kindness and bigger than life personality. Morgan will be greatly missed by all who knew him and all who he touched through a life well lived. Lying-in-State Thursday March 10, 2016 at Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams, Chicago from 2:30pm until time of Funeral Mass 5:30pm. Entombment at All Saints Cemetery is private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mercy Foundation, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616 appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Peter M. Martino, Director. For further info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 5, 2016
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