MURPHY, Edward, Jr. (1836-1911)

MURPHY, EDWARD, JR., a Senator from New York; born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., December 15, 1836; attended the common schools; graduated from St. John's College, Fordham, N.Y., in 1857; engaged in the brewing business; city alderman 1864-1866; mayor of Troy 1875-1883; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1899; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898; chairman, Committee on Relations with Canada (Fifty-third Congress); resumed his former business activities and was also president of the Troy Gas Co. and vice president of the Manufacturers' National Bank of Troy; died in Elberon, Monmouth County, N.J., August 3, 1911; interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.