|Appointed by Bill Clinton|
Years of service 1966–1969
Preceded by William D. Stiehl
Name G. Murphy
|Preceded by John Phil Gilbert|
Allegiance United States
Battles and wars Vietnam War
|Alma mater Southern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University School of Law|
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Education Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Succeeded by Nancy J. Rosenstengel
G. Patrick Murphy (born 1948) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Education and career
Born in Carbondale, Illinois, Murphy was in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, from 1966 to 1969, and then received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in 1974 and a Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1978. He was in private practice in Marion, Illinois from 1978 to 1998.
Federal judicial service
On July 31, 1997, Murphy was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois vacated by William D. Stiehl. Murphy was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 2, 1998, and received his commission on April 3, 1998. He served as chief judge from 2000 to 2007. He retired on December 1, 2013.