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Murphy, Frank
Born April 13, 1890, in Sand Beach, MI
Died July 19, 1949, in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 4, 1940, to a seat vacated by Pierce Butler. Confirmed by the Senate on January 16, 1940, and received commission on January 18, 1940. Service terminated on July 19, 1949, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, February 12, 1940-October 13, 1941, March 1, 1943-July 19, 1949
Sixth Circuit, June 2, 1941-October 13, 1941
Eighth Circuit, October 14, 1941-February 28, 1943
Tenth Circuit, October 14, 1941-February 28, 1943

University of Michigan, A.B., 1912
University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1914-1917, 1922-1923
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1917-1919
Chief assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1919-1922
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, 1920
Professor of law, University of Detroit, 1922-1927
Judge, Detroit [Michigan] Recorder's Court, 1923-1930
Mayor, Detroit, Michigan, 1930-1933
Governor general and high commissioner, Philippine Islands, 1933-1936
Governor, Michigan, 1937-1938
Attorney General of the United States, 1939-1940
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