public service includes:
· Two years as a trial attorney for Civil Division of the Department of Justice,
· Ten years at the U.S. Treasury Department, where his positions included General Counsel for the bureau that regulates national banks, and
· 30 years as the Truman Scholarship Foundation’s volunteer General Counsel.
A member of many bars, including the U.S. Supreme Court, he holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Duke and a law degree from Yale.
Westbrook is an unabashed admirer of Harry Truman and of Truman Scholars. For him the Scholarship Foundation is a family enterprise. His father Charles S. Murphy served in the White House as President Truman’s Special Counsel, helped to organize the Scholarship Foundation, wrote the Truman Scholarship Act, and served as its first General Counsel.
Dragging himself into the second decade of the 21st Century, Westbrook enjoys keeping up with Trumania through Facebook and TSA’s Google group. His hobbies include sailing, N.Y. Times crossword puzzles, and challenging Truman Scholars with probing questions at TSLW policy presentations. Westbrook and his wife Cindy are pound parents of three children and six grandchildren.
You may reach him through Facebook or through e-mail: wmurp[at symbol]comcast.net