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Howard Johnstone McMURRAY

(1901-1961)

McMURRAY, Howard Johnstone, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Harvey County, near Mount Hope, Kans., March 3, 1901; attended the public schools, Berea Academy at Berea, Ky., and high school at Madison, Wis.; was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1936; engaged in the life insurance business 1923-1928; executive with air transport companies 1928-1935; teacher of political science at the University of Wisconsin 1936-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944, but was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1944 and again in 1946; lecturer in political science at the University of Wisconsin in 1945 and 1946; professor of political science at Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif., 1947-1949; professor of government, University of New Mexico, from 1949 until his death in Albuquerque, N.Mex., August 14, 1961; interment in Fairview Park Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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