Mur­phy Jr., Hon­or­able Mor­gan F.

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Age 83. Adored hus­band of the late Char­lene Diane (nee Jurgensen); lov­ing father of Mor­gan, III, Michelle (Dan He­bert), Con­stance (Larry Doody); cher­ished father-in-law of the Hon­or­able Lisa Ru­ble Mur­phy; cham­pion "Papa" of Mor­gan F. Mur­phy, IV, Brendan P. Mur­phy, Ri­ley P. Doody, Brieanne E. He­bert, and Brendan D. He­bert; beloved son of the late Mor­gan F. and Anne Mur­phy, Sr.; dear brother of Mary Rita (Robert) Stump, Jane (the late Ray­mond) Holmes, Bernard (Vir­ginia) Mur­phy, the late Rev­erend John Michael Mur­phy, and Sis­ter Carol Ann Mur­phy, RSM.

Mor­gan proudly served his coun­try as a 1st lieu­tenant of the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1957, as a mem­ber of the United States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 1970 to 1980 and as a Board Mem­ber of the Cook County Zon­ing Board of Ap­peals from 2005-2014. Mor­gan served on the United States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rules Com­mit­tee, Per­ma­nent Se­lect Com­mit­tee on In­tel­li­gence, Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Nar­cotics and Drug Abuse Con­trol, For­eign Affairs, and as chair­man of the Sub­com­mit­tee on Leg­is­la­tion. A grad­u­ate of North­west­ern Univer­sity, Mor­gan earned his ju­ris doc­tor­ate de­gree from DePaul Univer­sity School of Law in 1962. Mor­gan was an ac­tive at­tor­ney in Illinois, most re­cently as a part­ner of Mur­phy & Boyle Chtd. Mor­gan was honored by the Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence Agency—Award from Di­rec­tor, Ad­mi­ral Stans­field Turner, for out­stand­ing lead­er­ship in leg­isla­tive work for the CIA and in­tel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ties in 1979, Sigma Chi Fra­ter­nity, Na­tional Sig­nif­i­cant Award in 1981, Chicago South Cham­ber of Com­merce, An­nual Award for Mid­way Air­port Re­ac­ti­va­tion in 1978, Catholic Man of the Year in 1976, and Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago. Mor­gan served as a mem­ber of the City of Chicago Li­brary Board and Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors of Mercy Hos­pi­tal & Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Mor­gan will be re­mem­bered for his gen­eros­ity, kind­ness and big­ger than life per­son­al­ity. Mor­gan will be greatly missed by all who knew him and all whom he touched through a life well lived.

Ly­ing-in-State Thurs­day, March 10, 2016 at Old St. Pa­trick’s Church, 700 W. Adams, Chicago from 2:30 p.m. un­til time of Fu­neral Mass 5:30 p.m. En­tomb­ment at All Saints Ceme­tery is pri­vate. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions to Mercy Foun­da­tion, 2525 S. Michi­gan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616 ap­pre­ci­ated. Ar­range­ments en­trusted to Peter M. Martino, Di­rec­tor. For fur­ther info 708-F-U-N-E-R-AL.

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