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MURRAY (Soundex M600) — See also FURRAY, LORRAY, MACMURRAY, MAURY, MCELMURRAY, MCMURRAN, MCMURRAY, MOIRA, MORA, MORAY, MORRAH, MOURA, MURA, MURAI, MURR, MURRAH, MURREY, MURRY, ORRAY.

  Murray, Vernon O. — of Sussex County, Del. Republican. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 6th District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, Victor — of Cook County, Ill. Candidate for Illinois state house of representatives 13th District, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, Virginia See Virginia Murray Bacon
  Murray, W. D. — of Roswell, Chaves County, N.M. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, W. H. C. — of Richmond, Va. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, W. J. — of Alamance County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate 24th District, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, W. J. — of Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, W. R. — of Wabasha County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 15, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Murray, Wallace Smith (1887-1965) — also known as Wallace Murray — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., 1887. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Iran, 1945-46. Died in 1965 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Murray, Walter — of San Luis Obispo County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 2nd District, 1859-60. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, Walter F. — of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Republican. Mayor of Dunkirk, N.Y., 1946-53. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, Webb W. — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, Wendell P. — Candidate in Progressive primary for secretary of state of New York, 1916; Democratic candidate for New York state assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, Willard H., Jr. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968; member of California state assembly 52nd District, 1988-96. African ancestry. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Father of Kevin Murray (1960-).
  Murray, William — of Kentucky. Kentucky state attorney general, 1792-93. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William — of Limestone Springs (now Gaffney), Cherokee County, S.C. Democrat. Postmaster at Limestone Springs, S.C., 1836-38, 1839-41. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Postmaster at Lewisburg, Pa., 1839-41, 1843-47. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William (1803-1875) — of Goshen, Orange County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1803. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York, 1851-55 (9th District 1851-53, 10th District 1853-55). Died in 1875 (age about 72 years). Interment at St. James' Cemetery, Goshen, N.Y.
  Relatives: Brother of Ambrose Spencer Murray (1807-1885).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Murray, William — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William — of Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1889. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 20th District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William — of Ames, Story County, Iowa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Murray, William — of Essex County, N.J. Essex Conservative candidate for New Jersey state senate District 11, 1967. Still living as of 1967.
  Murray, William A. — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state senate 38th District, 1922; candidate for New York state assembly, 1927 (Onondaga County 3rd District), 1932 (Onondaga County 2nd District). Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William A. — of Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va. Mayor of Grafton, W.Va., 1965-66. Still living as of 1966.
  Murray, William B. — U.S. Vice Consul in Havana, as of 1926-32; Veracruz, as of 1938; Niagara Falls, as of 1940-43. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William Daniel (1908-1994) — Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., November 20, 1908. U.S. District Judge for Montana, 1949-65; took senior status 1965. Died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., October 3, 1994 (age 85 years, 317 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Murray, William E. — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 63rd District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Murray, William Francis (1881-1918) — also known as William F. Murray — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 7, 1881. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1907-08; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1910; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1911-14 (9th District 1911-13, 10th District 1913-14); resigned 1914; postmaster at Boston, Mass., 1914-18. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 21, 1918 (age 37 years, 14 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Murray, William G. — of Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa. Democrat. Postmaster at Hollidaysburg, Pa., 1853-61. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William H. — of Hornellsville (now Hornell), Steuben County, N.Y. Postmaster at Hornellsville, N.Y., 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William H. — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Democrat. Postmaster at Albany, N.Y., 1914-21. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William H. (1875-1958) — of Washtenaw County, Mich. Born February 15, 1875. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1899; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 22nd Circuit, 1935. Died August 25, 1958 (age 83 years, 191 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Murray, William H. — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives from Cumberland County, 1919-22. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William H. — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1940-49. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William Henry David (1869-1956) — also known as William H. Murray; "Alfalfa Bill"; "Cocklebur Bill"; "Bolivia Bill"; "The Sage of Tishomingo" — of Tishomingo, Johnston County, Okla. Born near Collinsville, Grayson County, Tex., November 21, 1869. Democrat. Candidate for Texas state senate, 1890; delegate to Oklahoma state constitutional convention, 1906; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1907-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (speaker), 1916; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1913-17 (at-large 1913-15, 4th District 1915-17); defeated, 1940; Governor of Oklahoma, 1931-35; defeated in primary, 1918, 1938; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1942. Member, Freemasons. Died October 15, 1956 (age 86 years, 329 days). Interment at Tishomingo Cemetery, Tishomingo, Okla.
  Relatives: Brother of George T. Murray; father of Johnston Murray (1902-1974).
  Political family: Murray family of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
  Murray County, Okla. and Alfalfa County, Okla. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Murray, William J. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state senate 14th District, 1937-44. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William J. — of Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Democrat. Postmaster at Rockville Centre, N.Y., 1943-47. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William L. — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William M. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William O. — of Delaware. Republican. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives 38th District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Murray, William Patrick — also known as William P. Murray — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 14th District, 1938, 1942; candidate for New York state senate 16th District, 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William Pitt (c.1825-1910) — also known as William P. Murray; Bill Murray — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, about 1825. Member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1852-53, 1857; member Minnesota territorial council 2nd District, 1854-55; President of the Minnesota Territorial Council, 1855; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1857; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1863, 1868; member of Minnesota state senate, 1866-67, 1875-76 (1st District 1866-67, 23rd District 1875-76). Irish ancestry. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., June 20, 1910 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: William Pitt
  Murray County, Minn. is named for him.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Murray, William S. — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. First selectman of Norwich, Connecticut, 1926-27. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William S. — of Utica, Oneida County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state senate 36th District, 1930; New York Republican state chair, 1936-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, William Vans (1760-1803) — of Maryland. Born near Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md., February 9, 1760. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1788-90; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1791-97 (at-large 1791-93, 7th District 1793-97); U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1797-1801. Episcopalian. Died near Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md., December 11, 1803 (age 43 years, 305 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Murray, William W. — U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, 1877-82. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amelia (Reid) Murray (c.1807-1863) and Rev. James Wimberly Murray (1813-1860); nephew of John Lafayette Reid and Simpson Reid; first cousin of Harry Maurelle Reid and Charles Simpson Reid (1860-1915); first cousin once removed of Charles Simpson Reid (1897-1947).
  Political family: Reid family of Atlanta, Georgia.
  Murray, William W., Jr. — of East Hills, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Mayor of East Hills, N.Y., 1947-51. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Murray, Wlliam H. III — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Still living as of 1972.


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