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  Murphy, Henry C.
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NameHenry C. Murphy
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Brooklyn, New York , United States
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Born July 05, 1810
Died December 01, 1882 (72 years)
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InfoMURPHY, Henry Cruse, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 5, 1810; was graduated from Columbia College in New York City in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.; prosecuting attorney for Kings County in 1841 and 1842; edited the Brooklyn Daily Eagle; mayor of Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1842 and 1843; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; elected to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1848; unsuccessful presidential candidate at the Democratic National Convention in 1852; appointed Minister Resident to the Netherlands June 1, 1857, and served until June 8, 1861; member of the State senate 1861-1873; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1867 and 1868; owner and editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., December 1, 1882; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.


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  01/15/1875 NY US Senate - D Caucus Lost 10.34% (-78.16%)
  01/19/1869 NY US Senate Lost 38.62% (-22.07%)
  01/15/1867 NY US Senate Lost 29.66% (-40.00%)
  01/10/1867 NY US Senate - D Caucus Won 54.35% (+8.70%)
  06/01/1857 US Ambassador to Netherlands Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/06/1847 US House Speaker Lost 0.38% (-41.92%)
  11/03/1846 NY District 2 Won 46.37% (+2.00%)
  11/11/1844 NY District 2 Lost 47.73% (-4.01%)
  11/08/1842 NY District 2 Won 51.63% (+3.95%)
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