Chris Murphy Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Salary and Net Worth

Chris Murphy Biography

Chris Murphy also called Christopher Scott Murphy is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Connecticut since 2013. Further, he is a member of the Democratic Party and previously served in the United States House of Representatives.

Chris Murphy Age

Murphy was born on August 3, 1973, in White Plains, New York, United States. He is hence, 49 years old as of 2022.

Chris Murphy Height

Murphy stands at a moderated height and weight. His height is 1.71m and, his weight is 73kg.

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Chris Murphy Wife

Murphy is happily married to Catherine Holahan, the two got married in August 2007. Together, they have two sons, Owen and Rider. More about his family information will soon be updated.

Chris Murphy Career

Murphy went to Wethersfield High School where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts. He later joined the University of Oxford as an undergraduate exchange student, where he was a member of Exeter College. Further, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of New Haven on May 19, 2013.

Afterward, Murphy represented Connecticut’s 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2013. Murphy was a member of both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly, serving two terms each. First, in the Connecticut House of Representatives (1999–2003) and then the Connecticut Senate (2003–07), before being elected to Congress.

In 2012, after long-time incumbent Joe Lieberman announced in January 2011 that he would retire from politics rather than seek a fifth term in office, Chris Murphy ran for the U.S. Senate. In the Democratic primary, he defeated former Connecticut secretary of state Susan Bysiewicz and subsequently defeated Republican candidate Linda McMahon for the open seat in the general election. Murphy was the youngest Senator of the 113th Congress aged 39 at the time. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, later surpassed Murphy as the youngest incumbent Senator elected at age 37, two years later.

On January 20, 2011, Chris Murphy announced that he would run for the Senate seat held by Joe Lieberman. The latter was retiring in the face of a very low approval rate. In mid-July, it was announced that a group spearheaded by a state Capitol lobbyist was forming a Super PAC for his campaign. The Super PAC hoped to raise $1 million to combat a possible opponent.


Murphy defeated Susan Bysiewicz, former Connecticut Secretary of State, in the Democratic primary and defeated Republican candidate Linda McMahon in the general election. Chris Murphy was left “on the defensive virtually nonstop” and struggling to respond after McMahon’s negative ads. This prompted the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to send additional staff and money to Murphy to help with his campaign, saying they are “100 percent behind [him].”

Among the issues raised was Chase Home Finance sued for foreclosure against Murphy, whose campaign initially responded by claiming that Murphy had missed “a couple of mortgage payments.” Murphy claimed that until legal proceedings started, he did not know he was in default. In 2008, Murphy received a loan at the rate of 4.99% from Webster Bank to consolidate his previous mortgages. Chris Murphy was serving on the House Financial Services Committee at the time of this loan.

Chris Murphy’s Net Worth

Murphy’s estimated net worth is $4.1 million. His primary income is his job as a politician.

Chris Murphy’s Social Media Accounts

Murphy is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.