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Franklin Murphy

Franklin Murphy

  • Elizabeth Ave & Custer Ave, Newark, NJ 07112
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Franklin Murphy (January 3, 1846 – February 24, 1920) was an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 31st Governor of New Jersey, from 1902-1905. He was the founder of the Murphy Varnish Company in Newark, New Jersey. The statue itself was the work of J. Massey Rhind, a Scottish-born sculptor who worked in New Jersey. Rhind also created the statue of Washington in Washington Park and the Colleoni replica in Lincoln Park.