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us: Murtha, John P.


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • John Patrick
  • Variants

    • us: Murtha, Jack
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19320617
    • Death Date

        20100208
    • Birth Place

        New Martinsville (W.Va.)
    • Death Place

        Arlington (Va.)
    • Associated Locale

        Mount Pleasant (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        Pittsburgh (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        Indiana (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        Washington (D.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Marine Corps
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pennsylvania. General Assembly
        • Affiliation Start: 1969
        • Affiliation End: 1974
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 19740205
        • Affiliation End: 20100208
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Legislators
          Politician
      • Sources

        • found: From Vietnam to 9/11, c2002: CIP t.p. (Congressman John P. Murtha) summary (John P. "Jack" Murtha; in 1974, became the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress)
        • found: New York times WWW site, Feb. 12, 2010 (in obituary published Feb. 8: Representative John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania; known as Jack; b. John Patrick Murtha, June 17, 1932, New Martinsville, W. Va.; d. Monday [Feb. 8, 2010], Arlington, aged 77; ex-Marine who used his power in military spending to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to his hard-luck district and who became an outspoken critic of the Iraq war)
        • found: Biog. dir. of the United States Congress, accessed Apr. 16, 2012 (Murtha, John Patrick, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W. Va., June 17, 1932; graduated from Ramsey High School, Mount Pleasant, Pa., 1950; attended Kiskiminetas Spring School, 1951; B.A., Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1962; attended Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., 1963)
        • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Sept. 16, 2013 (Murtha, John Patrick, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va., June 17, 1932; graduated from Ramsey High School, Mount Pleasant, Pa., 1950; attended Kiskiminetas Spring School, 1951; B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1962; attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., 1963; United States Marine Corps, 1952-1955, and 1966-1967; United States Marine Corps Reserves, 1955-1966, and 1967-1990; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1969-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative John P. Saylor, reelected to the eighteen succeeding Congresses (February 5, 1974-February 8, 2010); died on February 8, 2010, in Arlington, Va.)
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