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Governor Phil Murphy

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Office Dates:  Jan 16, 2018 -

Address: The State House
P.O. Box 001




Phone 609/292-6000


Address: Washington Office of the Governor
State of New Jersey
444 North Capitol Street – Suite 201




Phone 202/638-0631


Born:  Aug 16, 1957

Birth State:  Massachusetts

Party:  Democrat

Spouse:  Tammy Snyder Murphy

Family:  Married Tammy Snyder Murphy; four children

School(s):  University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University

National Office(s) Served:  Ambassador

Phil Murphy was sworn in as governor of New Jersey on January 16, 2018. Murphy previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2009-2013.  

Nationally, Murphy served as New Jersey’s sole representative on the board of the NAACP. He has also served as Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee and has led national and state task forces on education and public employee pensions and benefits.

Murphy and his wife, Tammy, founded New Start New Jersey as a “think and do” organization to rebuild the state’s economy from the middle class out — New Start New Jersey partnered with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University to create the New Start Career Network, which helps older, long-term unemployed residents once again actively compete for good jobs.

Murphy attended Harvard University and earned a graduate degree at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Murphy and Tammy are the parents of Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam.