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Tom Murphy (mayor)
Prior to his November 1993 election as mayor, Murphy served as a State Representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives , representing Pittsburgh's North Side 20th Legislative District. In 1989 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic primary nomination for mayor.
Murphy graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland in 1967 and recieved a graduate degree from Hunter College in urban studies in 1973. He spent two years in the Peace Corps in Paraguay starting in 1970.
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