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Chris Murphy's Biography


Contact Information

Colt Gateway
120 Huyshope Avenue, Suite 401
Hartford, CT 06106

136 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Christopher 'Chris' S. Murphy




Wife: Cathy; 2 Children: Owen, Rider

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

White Plains, NY

Home City:

Cheshire, CT



JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2002

BA, History, Political Science, Williams College, 1996

Attended, Exeter College, Oxford, England, 1994-1995

Senator, United States Senate, 2012-present

Caucus Whip, Connecticut State Senate

Candidate, United States Senate, Connecticut, District Jr, 2018

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2007-2012

Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, 2006

Senator, Connecticut State Senate, 2003-2006

Representative, Connecticut General Assembly, 1998-2002

Chair, Congressional Buy American Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Land Conservation Caucus

Staff, Connecticut State Senate Democratic Caucus

Former Member, East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, United States Senate

Former Employee, Connecticut State Senator George Jepsen

Real Estate/Banking Attorney, Ruben, Johnson, and Morgan, Practicing Consultants, 2002-2006

Campaign Manager, Charlotte Koskoff United States House of Representatives Campaign, 1996

Member, Southington Planning and Zoning Commission, 1997-1998

Favorite Book:

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer, Dutch by Edmund Morris, anything by G.B. Shaw

Favorite Movie:

The Natural; Dazed and Confused; Star Wars; Kicking and Screaming (not the Will Ferrell version); Hoosiers

Favorite Musician:

Arcade Fire; Phoenix; Greg Laswell; Royskopp; Seal; Mike and Mechanics; Lady Antebellum

Favorite TV Shows:

DVR'ing 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Modern Family, Family Guy, American Experience, The Newshour, and Lost

Hobbies or Special Talents:

hiking and backpacking, playing tennis and golf, and obsessively following the Red Sox, NY Giants, and UConn basketball

Pets (include names):

1 Cat: Ramona

Spouse's Occupation: