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Francis Parnell Murphy
(August 16, 1877 – December 19, 1958) was a manufacturer and politician from Nashua, New Hampshire
-Climate:-Demographics:As of the census of 2010, there were 86,494 people, 35,044 households, and 21,876 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,719.9 people per square mile . There were 37,168 housing units at an average density of 1,202.8 per square mile...
. He served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives
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and on the Governor's Council before being twice elected as a Republican
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Murphy supported Roosevelt's
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policies and switched to the Democratic Party
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in an attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Styles Bridges
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in the 1942. He retired from politics to enter the radio broadcasting business and later started the WMUR
radio and Television station in Manchester.
A large flood control project in northern New Hampshire at the headwaters of the Connecticut River is named for him, with Murphy Dam impounding Lake Francis. He was also responsible for one of the first ski area aerial tramways in the United States when the Cannon Mountain tramway was built in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire.