Murphy, John H.

Murphy was admitted to the bar on July 8, 1841. Abraham Lincoln was on the committee that examined him for admission. He was the law partner of John Kavanaugh, but their partnership was formally dissolved in January of 1853.
Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 21 January 1853, 3; John J. Duff, A. Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer (New York: Bramhall House, 1960), 295.