Mr Thomas Patrick MURPHY (1906 - 1978)**
- Date of Birth: 13/12/1906
- Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 11/09/1978
- Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||14 Feb 1953||23 Jan 1968||14yr(s) 11mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Member for Concord||14 Feb 1953||6 Feb 1956||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 24day(s)|
37th (1953 - 1956)
|Member for Concord||3 Mar 1956||16 Feb 1959||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 14day(s)|
38th (1956 - 1959)
|Member for Concord||21 Mar 1959||5 Feb 1962||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 16day(s)|
39th (1950 - 1953)
|Member for Concord||3 Mar 1962||31 Mar 1965||3yr(s) 29day(s)|
40th (1962 - 1965)
|Member for Concord||1 May 1965||23 Jan 1968||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 23day(s)|
41st (1965 - 1968)
|Assistant Minister||30 Apr 1964||13 May 1965||1yr(s) 14day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1932.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Railway clerk. Educated at Patrician Brothers' schools at Redfern and Orange; joined the Railways Department; became an audit clerk and an audit inspector from 1923 until 1953; employed in wholesale boot trade, retired in 1972; director of Liberty Plains Investment Company Pty Limited, with motel interests; grand president of Hibernian Australia Catholic Benefit Society in 1931, national secretary from 1941 until 1942; active in Returned Serviceman's Leagues, sporting and church societies.
Served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces from 1942 until 1945, Australian Army Medical Corps, Middle East; Sergeant.
Son of Thomas Murphy, railway employee and Irish migrant, and Mary Fitzpatrick. Married Veronica Mary Cutcliffe on 17 September 1932 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Rookwood cemetery from St Joachim's Roman Catholic Church in Lidcombe.