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Andrew Murphy
Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

Andrew Murphy is professor of political science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. His latest books are William Penn: A Life (2019) and Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn (2016).

Written by Andrew Murphy