Emily Murphy GSA Bio | Wiki
Emily Murphy (Full name: Emily Webster Murphy) is an American attorney who is the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA). She attracted national and international attention on November 7, 2020, when Joe Biden was generally acknowledged to have won the 2020 United States presidential election but she refused to sign a letter which would allow Biden’s transition team to access federal agencies and transition funds.
Murphy was widely seen as to be involving herself in politics as she is a Trump appointee and President Donald Trump had refused to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory. However, after sustained pressure from Democrats and some Republicans, and after Biden was ascertained as the apparent winner on November 23, 2020, Murphy finally allowed the transition to proceed.
Emily Murphy Age
She was born in 1973, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Murphy is 47 years old.
Emily Murphy Height
She appears to be a woman of average stature. Murphy stands at a fair height of 5 ft 5 in (Approx. 1.65 m).
Emily Murphy Family
Murphy was born to her father James J. (Jim) Murphy Jr. and mother and her mother, Mimi Murphy (née Webster), and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father was the chairman of Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors and Engineers while her mother was an attorney. Murphy has one brother and a sister.
Emily Murphy Husband
As the Administrator of the General Services Administration, Murphy is not new in the public domain. However, not much is known concerning her personal life. Therefore, it is unclear whether she is married, single, divorced, or has any children. We shall update this section once we obtain credible information.
Emily Murphy Education
Murphy graduated from Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in 1991. She proceeded to Smith College receiving a Bachelor of Arts from in 1995. Murphy then joined the University of Virginia School of Law from where she graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2001.
Emily Murphy GSA
Murphy was appointed to the General Services Administration in January 2017 as the senior advisor to then-acting administrator Timothy Horne after President Trump assumed office. President Trump then nominated Murphy as GSA administrator on September 2, 2017. The appointment was unanimously consented to by the Senate on December 5, 2017.
GSA Administrator Emily Murphy | Biden Transition
On November 7, 2020, when Joe Biden was generally acknowledged to have beaten Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election, Murphy refused to sign a letter that would allow Biden’s transition team to access federal agencies and transition funds. Murphy cited the ongoing legal challenges mounted by the Trump campaign in several States including Georgis, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
This refusal became an insurmountable impediment to the incoming administration thus jeopardizing the orderly transfer of power. Biden’s transition team was unable to secure office space, access classified records and information, conduct background checks on potential cabinet appointees, and access funds.
However, after the state of Michigan certified results on November 23, 2020, Murphy wrote a letter of ascertainment to President-Elect Joe Biden. In the letter, she discounted the views that were widely held by many that she was trying to frustrate transition with her delayed issuance of the letter.
Emily Murphy Net Worth
Murphy has worked in the public service for more than 20 years. There is no doubt, therefore, that she has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Murphy’s estimated net worth is $4 million.