John P. Murtha

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John P. Murtha
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 12
Former member
In office
February 5, 1974 – February 8, 2010
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2008
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
CitationsBronze Star

Purple Heart (2) Combat Action Ribbon Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry

American Spirit Honor Medal
Date of birthJune 17, 1932
Place of birthNew Martinsville, West Virginia
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionRoman Catholic
John P. Murtha was a Democratic representative of the 12th District of Pennsylvania.


Along with six other members of a the House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on defense, which controls Pentagon spending, Murtha fell under scrutiny by ethics investigators in fall 2009. Two separate ethics offices are examining the seven lawmakers who helped steer federal funds to clients of the PMA Group. The lawmakers under scrutiny, Murtha, Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) , Bill Young (R-Fla.) and Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), also received campaign contributions from the firm and its clients.[1]

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