Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade
Grand Marshal - 2018
John Murphy was born and raised in Morris County. In his early years, John grew up in a section of Morristown called Little Dublin which is in the shadow of Assumption Church, the parish his family belongs to today. His parents, Michael and Bridget, were both born and raised in Ireland. His father hails from County Kerry and his mother from County Clare. After independently immigrating to the United States as young adults, Mike and Bridie met in New York City and decided upon their marriage to make Morristown their home.
In 1997, John was elected to the Morris County Freeholder Board (county commissioner) where he served for 15 years.
He joined the Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department in 1982, where he is still one of its most active members.
John has received numerous Leadership and Achievement Awards from organizations including the first Alex DeCroce Leadership Award by Governor Christie in 2012.
Husband and Father
He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Morris Township with their four children. John is a Financial Advisor at Private Advisor Group in Morristown.