In honor of Father’s Day, we recognize our friend, Jim Murphy, an all-around great Omaha dad! Jim Murphy was born in Santa Barbara, California. Graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah and received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Maryland. He did graduate studies at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and during his student years served four summers as a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service and as a press aide in the U.S. Senate. He also served active Army National Guard duty in 1958 and 1959.
In 1960, Jim Murphy purchased Universal Press Clipping Bureau, now Universal Information Services, and managed the company’s growth until 2015. Established in 1908, Universal Information Services has grown into a global provider of monitored news media and measurement services. Jim served as a Brigadier General with the Nebraska Army National Guard from 1988 to 1994. During his 36 years with the military he served as Assistant Adjutant General for the state of Nebraska as well as Commandant of Camp Ashland for 10 years, directing all training of over 5,000 troops. Following this assignment, he was promoted to the rank of General and commanded all Army Guard troops in Nebraska.
His Army career also included additional education at the US Army Command & General Staff School and the Army War College. His last service ribbon was awarded for active duty during Operation Desert Storm, retiring in 1994. He is currently appointed by the Secretary of the Army to be the Civilian Aid for the State of Nebraska serving in this capacity for the past 17 years.
Jim Murphy’s civilian affiliations include: past President of the Rotary Club of Omaha, Omaha Press Club, Nebraska Press Association, North American Conference of Press Clipping Services, past President of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, past President of Omaha Executive Association, Chairman of Omaha Human Relations Board, Board of Directors of the Safety Council of Nebraska, Vice President of Douglas County Historical Society, and Vice President of Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge.
Jim is married to Rita J. Murphy and they have two children, Elizebeth and Todd. Elizebeth owns and operates Emspace+Lovgren, a design, marketing and PR firm. Todd now owns and is CEO of Universal Information Services, a global news monitoring and media measurement service. Jim has four wonderful grandchildren, Tom, Jim, Teddy and Olivia.
And he hasn’t slowed done yet! Jim, a regular Lindley Clothing customer, is always well-dressed from head to toe!
If you’re looking for the perfect gift to surprise the dads in your life, stop in to Lindley Clothing. If you’re looking for professional wear, maybe a new suit or sportscoat, or a more casual style – shirts, pants or shoes - the Lindley team can help you dress your favorite dad in style.
And don’t forget about the accessories. Lindley has a wide variety of ties, socks, cuff links and more that will make the perfect gift for any style-loving dad!
Whether it’s for work, play, or hitting the links, dads can look their best and show off their style with the help of the Lindley Clothing team. Stop in today – we’ll help you find the perfect gift for Father’s Day!