Thomas Gerow Murphy

Thomas Gerow Murphy, PC (October 29, 1883 April 7, 1971) was a Canadian politician.

The Hon.

Thomas Gerow Murphy
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Neepawa
In office
Preceded byRobert Milne
Succeeded byRobert Milne
In office
Preceded byRobert Milne
Succeeded byFrederick Donald MacKenzie
Personal details
Born(1883-10-29)October 29, 1883
Northumberland County, Ontario
DiedApril 7, 1971(1971-04-07) (aged 87)
Political partyConservative
CabinetSuperintendent-General of Indian Affairs (1930–1935)
Minister of the Interior (1930–1935)

Born in Northumberland County, Ontario, he was a pharmacist before being elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the Manitoba riding of Neepawa in the 1925 federal election. A Conservative, he was defeated in the 1926 election by Progressive Robert Milne. He defeated Milne in the 1930 federal election to return to Parliament and was appointed to the Cabinet of R.B. Bennett. He was defeated in the 1935 and 1940 elections. From 1930 to 1935, he was the Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs and Minister of the Interior.


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