John Murtha with Legionnaires at a Manor Township Parade, 2000s. John Murtha with Sgt. Lehmer at DaNang Airbase in Vietnam, 1966. John Murtha visiting steel workers, 1974. John Murtha accompanying miners, 1978.
Congressman John P. Murtha.

Rep. John P. Murtha.


This website is an introduction to the life and service of Rep. John P. Murtha (1932-2010), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1974 until his untimely death in 2010. One can find information through the physical archive of papers, audio-visual materials, and objects which reflect his life and accomplishments. The papers detail Rep. Murtha's efforts to work on behalf of the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, as a long-time chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and as a public servant to the American people.

The John P. Murtha Congressional Papers are physically retained and made available in the Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh.