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Inventory of the Frank Murphy, Jr. Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Murphy, Jr. papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1976
    Collection number: See series description
    Creator: Murphy, Frank, Jr.
    Extent: 3.5 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Frank Murphy, Jr., Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1976. His legislative papers reflect his interest in areas relating to the Vehicle Code.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank Murphy, Jr. Papers, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The California State Archives acquired the Frank Murphy, Jr. Papers following his final legislative term.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    The records are available on microfilm at the California State Archives.


    Frank Murphy, Jr., Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1976. He represented cities in Merced County, San Benito County, and Santa Cruz County in the 31st Assembly District.
    Murphy was born in Santa Cruz, California in 1934. He attended Holy Cross Grammar and High Schools and the University of Santa Clara where he earned a B.A. degree and an LL.B. degree. He served in the U.S. Navy and then became an attorney by profession. Frank Murphy married Christine A. Allegrini on July 7, 1962. They had four children: Michel Louise, Katherine Anne, Erin Estelle, and Lisa Marie.
    Assembly Member Murphy's community and civic affiliations included such organizations and positions as member, Santa Cruz County and California State Bar Associations; Commonwealth Club member; Elks member; Downtown Lions member; Navy League of the U.S. member; Knights of Columbus member; Commonwealth Club member; Charter President, Leukemia Society, Inc., Santa Cruz Chapter; and Chair, Santa Cruz City Division, American Cancer Society.
    Frank Murphy, Jr. was elected to the California State Assembly in 1966. He was Republican Whip, 1971-1972 and Republican Caucus Chair, 1973-1975. According to the California Legislature at Sacramento (Handbooks), he served on the following committees:

    California State Assembly, 1967-1976

    • Standing Committees
    • Agriculture, 1967
    • Criminal Justice, 1971-1974
    • Criminal Procedure, 1967-1969
    • *Chair, 1969-1970
    • Elections and Constitutional Amendments, 1969-1970
    • Elections and Reapportionment, 1967
    • *Vice Chair, 1967
    • Energy and Diminishing Materials, 1975
    • Finance and Insurance, 1971
    • Governmental Organization, 1973-1976
    • Judiciary, 1971-1974
    • *Vice Chair, 1976
    • Revenue and Taxation, 1969-1976
    • Urban Development and Housing, 1972
    • Joint Committees
    • Revision of the Penal Code, 1969-1974
    • Select Committees
    • Revision of the Corporations Code, 1973-1974
    • *Vice Chair, 1973-1974
    • Mentally Disordered Criminal Offenders, 1974

    Scope and Content

    The Frank Murphy, Jr. Papers consist of Assembly Bill Files, 1967-1976. The bill files document Murphy's legislative activity during his time as a member of the California State Assembly. Bills introduced by Assembly Member Murphy cover a wide array of subjects. His main interest was in areas relating to the Vehicle Code.


    Arranged into one series of bill files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system (currently in development, July 2004).


    Murphy, Frank, Jr.
    California - - Legislature - - Assembly
    California - - Vehicle Code