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Lois Murphy (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 2/27/1963 (Hempstead, NY)
Race: White
Religion: Unitarian-Universalist
Residence: Lower Merion, PA
Education: BA in History and Science from Harvard/Radcliffe Universities, Cambridge, MA; JD in Law from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 6 

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Lois Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges in 1984, and earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987, graduating cum laude. She met her husband, Benjamin Eisner, while at law school.

After graduating from law school, Murphy clerked for a judge of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She also worked at the U.S. Justice Department before being tapped as associate legal counsel for the NARAL Pro-Choice America, the national abortion-rights lobby group.

Murphy is currently a partner at law firm of Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C. in Philadelphia and West Conshohocken, and her clients include small businesses and charities. She has served as an adjunct professor at Temple University 's School of Law and president and board member of Pennsylvania's state chapter of NARAL for over 10 years.

Murphy is a board member of the Women's Law Project and was recently appointed by Gov. Ed Rendell to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.

Murphy and Eisner live in Lower Merion with their two daughters, Emily and Lily.

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Lois Murphy's 2004 run for Congress marks her first bid at elective office.

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