New Jersey’s 56th governor, Phil Murphy

January 16, 2018

NAME: Philip Dunton Murphy

AGE: 60

BORN: Needham, Massachusetts

RESIDENCE: Middletown, New Jersey

EDUCATION: Harvard, bachelor’s degree; University of Pennsylvania, MBA

FAMILY: First lady Tammy Snyder Murphy; children Josh, Emma, Charlie and Sam

CAREER: 1983-2006: Goldman Sachs, including stint as head of Frankfurt, Germany, office; 2006-2009: Democratic National Committee finance chairman; , 2009-2013: Ambassador to Germany

INTERESTS: Murphy is a huge soccer fan and a follower of Germany’s Bundesliga. He is the majority owner of the New Jersey-based women’s soccer team, Sky Blue FC. He also came on stage after winning election in November to the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” by Gerry & The Pacemakers, which is traditionally associated with Liverpool’s soccer team.

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