G. Patrick Murphy

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1948 –

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Who is G. Patrick Murphy?

G. Patrick Murphy is a United States federal judge.

Born in Carbondale, Illinois, Murphy was in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, from 1966 to 1969, and then received a B.S. from Southern Illinois University in 1974 and a J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1978. He was in private practice in Marion, Illinois from 1978 to 1998.

On July 31, 1997, Murphy was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois vacated by William D. Stiehl. Murphy was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 2, 1998, and received his commission on April 3, 1998. He served as chief judge from 2000 to 2007.

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Born
1948
Carbondale

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on July 23, 2013

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