Robert Murphy

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Robert Murphy
Oklahoma Libertarian Party
Region 7 Representative
Libertarian National Committee
Oklahoma Libertarian Party
Successor: Richard Prawdzienski
Personal Details
Birth: 1948
Detroit, Michigan
Military: U.S. Marine Corps
Residence: Norman, Oklahoma
Party: Libertarian Party
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Robert Murphy was Chair of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party during the early 1980s leading up to the David Bergland 1984 presidential campaign. Under his leadership, Campus Libertarians flourished at the University of Oklahoma. He was a key figure in the Oklahoma Caucus gatherings held during numerous national conventions.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian National Committee
  • Region 7 Representative (1985—1987)
Oklahoma Libertarian Party
  • Chair (1985—1986; 1999—2001)


In 1980, 1984, and 2016 he ran for US Senate in Oklahoma. During the 2016 campaign Murphy defeated Dax Ewbank in the Libertarian primary to become the nominee. He is again running for Senate in 2020.

In 1990 he was a candidate for Virginia's 8th House of Representatives and he has been a candidate for US House in three different districts in Oklahoma, CD4 in 1996, CD3 in 2002, and CD5 in 2000, 2012, and 2014.