Lewis J. Murphy Campaign Materials
S2062, OBC67
1 folder, 1 os. folder

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Processed by: Christina Baich, November 2005

Biographical Note:

Lewis J. Murphy was born on April 21, 1897, in Montgomery County, Indiana. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in 1923 and a D.J. in 1926. Following graduation, he practiced law in South Bend, Indiana. Murphy served in the U.S. Marines during World War I. He was involved in the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars holding the office of Commander in both organizations. Murphy ran for Congress in 1942 on the Democratic ticket, but was defeated by Charles A. Halleck. Halleck, a resident of Rensselaer, Indiana, served as a U.S. Representative from Indiana’s 3rd district from 1935 to 1969.

Who’s Who and What’s What in Indiana Politics. Indianapolis: James E. Perry, pub., 1944.

Scope and Content Note:

 The collection contains a poster from Lewis J. Murphy‘s 1942 campaign for U.S. Representative and clippings documenting the reaction of his opponent, Charles A. Halleck, to the poster.

Item Listing:

1942 Oct. 20 Indianapolis Star clipping, “Halleck Assails Campaign Poster of Grant Opponent as Unethical”
1942 Oct. 19 Congressional Record clipping of Halleck’s reaction to Murphy campaign poster
1942 Oct. Lewis J. Murphy campaign poster

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder, 1 oversized folder

Collection Dates:



Found with unprocessed broadsides, December 1994

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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