Individual Author Record
Name: Patrick Thomas MurphyPen Name: Patrick T. Murphy Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMurphy was born in Chicago and currently resides in the Chicago area.
Biographical and Professional InformationMurphy was Public Guardian of Cook County, Illinois, an office unique in the United States. He started his career as a state's attorney in 1964, but grew discouraged and opted for the Peace Corps. In 1967, he began working as a legal services lawyer. He was appointed public guardian in 1978, responsible at first for helping elderly people who were being abused by their relatives or in state institutions and later, in 1987, for neglected or abused children. He has received the Juvenile Justice Award of the American Bar Association and Criminal Justice Award of the governor of Illinois.
*''Our Kindly Parent, The State: The Juvenile Justice System and How It Works'', Viking, 1974*''Wasted'', Ivan R. Dee, 1997