John H. Murphy

John H. Murphy (1862 - 1908) was general counsel for the Western Federation of Miners. Murphy joined Clarence Darrow and Edmund F. Richardson to argue on behalf of Haywood, Moyer and Pettibone before the United States Supreme Court in Pettibone v. Nichols, 203 U.S. 192 (1906). This was the very controversial decision involving the appeal of the arrest and extradition to Idaho of Haywood, Moyer, and Pettibone for the murder of Frank Steunenberg. Murphy died of tuberculosis on March 3, 1908.