Chris Murphy

American lawyer and politician (born 1973)

Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy (born August 3, 1973) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Connecticut's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2013.

Chris Murphy
United States Senator
from Connecticut
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Serving with Richard Blumenthal
Preceded byJoe Lieberman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 5th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byNancy Johnson
Succeeded byElizabeth Esty
Member of the Connecticut Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded bySteve Somma
Succeeded bySam Caligiuri
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 81st district
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byAngelo Fusco
Succeeded byBruce Zalaski
Personal details
Christopher Scott Murphy

(1973-08-03) August 3, 1973 (age 50)
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Cathy Holahan (m. 2007)
ResidenceCheshire, Connecticut[1]
Alma materWilliams College (B.A.)
Exeter College, Oxford
University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D.)
WebsiteSenate website
Campaign website


  1. "About Chris". Chris Murphy, United States Senator for Connecticut. Retrieved 6 April 2016. Residence: Cheshire, CT

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