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Pennsylvania State Senate

Timothy F Murphy



Session Office Position District Party
1997 37 Republican
1998 37 Republican
1999 37 Republican
2000 37 Republican
2001 37 Republican
2002 37 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny, Washington


1952 -

Early Life:

Timothy F. “Tim” Murphy (R), born September 11, 1952 in Cleveland, OH, son of Florence Rybicki and the late John Murphy; Walsh Jesuit High School, 1970; Wheeling Jesuit University (B.A.), psychology, 1974; Cleveland State University (M.A.), psychology, 1976; University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D.), philosophy, 1979; married Nan Missig; 1 daughter, Bevin; 1 granddaughter.

Early Career:

Former assistant professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; affiliated with Mercy Hospital, St. Margaret’s Hospital, Transitional Infant Care of Pittsburgh; founder, Senior Aides Employment Service; board member, Pa. Public Television Network Commission, South Hills Area YMCA, Korean War Veterans of Western Pa. Memorial Fund, Historical Society of Western Pa.; member, National Conference of State Legislators, Committee on Science, Energy & Environmental Resources, Assembly on State Issues, Committee on Children, Families & Health, Family Court Division Advisory Board & Children’s Issues Roundtable of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Upper Saint Clair/Bethel Park Rotary Club, U.S. Military Academy Review Board, St. Thomas Moore Church, Chamber of Commerce, Bethel Park, South Park, Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall & Greater Bridgeville; professional liaison, Upper Saint Clair Township, Youth Steering Committee


The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child is Out of Control, 2002; Overcoming Passive-Aggression, 2005; penned the state’s historic Patient Bill of Rights and increased funding for medical research, while consistently supporting responsible fiscal management of government to promote job creation and reduce the tax burden on families.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected to Pa. Senate 1996; chairman, Aging & Youth Committee; vice-chairman, Public Health & Welfare Committee; member, Communications & High Technology, Community & Economic Development, Education, Appropriations, Banking & Insurance Committees; resigned January 3, 2003.

National Politics:

Elected to U.S. Congress 2003.



Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-18; Volume 114, December 1999.

Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-17; Volume 115, December 2001.

After 6 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania Senate, Timothy F Murphy went on to serve in congress