Richard Louis Murphy of Dubuque, Iowa a Senator from Iowa; born in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, November 6, 1875; son of Stanford and Anna Murphy; attended the public schools of Dubuque; reporter for the Galena Gazette 1890-1892; returned to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1892 and was successively a reporter, city editor, and editor 1892-1914; member of the Dubuque County Library Board 1909-1914; served as collector of internal revenue for Iowa 1913-1920; income tax counselor 1920-1931, when he retired from active pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in an automobile accident near Chippewa Falls, Wis., July 16, 1936; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West , Iowa. Wikipedia*

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