MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK -- A former longtime Oklahoma state representative has died.
State House officials say Mike Murphy of Idabel died early this morning following an illness.
Murphy, a democrat, served in the Oklahoma House of representatives from 1968 to 1990 and was the speaker pro tem between 1979 and 1984.
A funeral service is planned Saturday at 2 p.m. in Idabel at the ByPass Church of Christ.
He was 81 years old.