Emily W. Murphy

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Emily W. Murphy
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Administrator of General Services
In office
December 12, 2017 – January 15, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyAllison Brigati
Preceded byTimothy Horne (acting)
Succeeded byRobin Carnahan
Personal details
Emily Webster Murphy

1973 (age 48–49)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationSmith College (BA)
University of Virginia (JD)

Emily Webster Murphy (born 1973) is an American attorney and government official. She was the administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) from 2017 to 2021.[1][2]

She was appointed as administrator in 2017 by President Donald Trump. She was criticized for her actions after the 2020 presidential election in delaying the start of the transition to a Joe Biden administration after Biden won the election on November 7.[3]

Murphy at first did not want to sign a letter allowing Biden's transition team to access federal agencies and transition funds.[4] She signed the letter on November 23, allowing the presidential transition process to begin.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Buble, Courtney. "GSA Administrator Resigns". Government Executive. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  2. Nicholas, Scott (December 6, 2017). "Senate Clears Emily Murphy as Next GSA Administrator". ExecutiveGov. Archived from the original on December 6, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. Shear, Michael D.; Haberman, Maggie; Crowley, Michael (November 10, 2020). "Trump Appointee Stands Between Biden's Team and a Smooth Transition". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  4. Rein, Lisa; O'Connell, Jonathan; Dawsey, Josh (November 8, 2020). "A little-known Trump appointee is in charge of handing transition resources to Biden — and she isn't budging". The Washington Post. ProQuest 2458469267. Archived from the original on November 9, 2020.
  5. Daly, Matthew; Jalonick, Mary Clare (23 November 2020). "GSA ascertains Joe Biden is 'apparent winner' of election, clears way for the transition from Trump administration to formally begin". The Baltimore Sun.