Legendary Legislator:
Bremen's Tom Murphy (1924-2007)

Thomas B. Murphy was the longest serving state house speaker in the United States, and one of the most politically powerful men in the history of Georgia.

Biographies:
New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wikipedia

Speaker Of The House: The Thomas B. Murphy Story

Georgia Public Broadcasting (first broadcast March 20, 2002)



Tom Murphy's last recorded public speech

Mr. Murphy speaks about his late brother James in the James Rutherford Murphy Courtroom, at the rededication of the Historic Courthouse in Buchanan, on November 16, 2003.



Tom Murphy waves goodbye to Georgia for the last time

Historic Courthouse in Buchanan, November 16, 2003