murtha presents capital commentary. and now here is congressman murtha. congressman murtha: i'm glad you can join us from a series of our reports from washington. the archive service center that really collection theyials and documents postindustrial pittsburgh. today, we will talk about congressman john patrick murtha, better known as jack murtha. john murtha was a congressman that served almost four decades in washington, representing the people of western pennsylvania, particularly the people sort of in the areas to the east and the south of surrounding pittsburgh. what i would like to share with you today is a bit about congressman murtha's career as a military man, about his influence with military spending, and also his legacy in the national parks service in western pennsylvania. inn murtha was not born western pennsylvania, but down along the ohio river in west virginia in the 1930's. but moke -- both of his parents were from western pa. so he finds himself coming back here as an early child. his family tradition is irish catholic. his great-grandfather emigrated to this country.
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