Isaac Murphy (born October 16, 1799 or 1802 - died September 8, 1882) was the first Reconstruction Governor of Arkansas, and came to power under President Abraham Lincoln's conciliatory policy.
Unlike some other reconstruction administrations, the Murphy administration was characterized by fiscal restraint and a conciliatory attitude towards the soon to be defeated Confederates. Murphy is best known for casting the only vote against secession at the Arkansas Secession Convention.
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