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Ambrose Spencer MURRAY

(1807-1885)

MURRAY, Ambrose Spencer, (brother of William Murray), a Representative from New York; born in Wallkill, Ulster County, N.Y., November 27, 1807; attended the common schools; employed as a clerk in a mercantile establishment in Middletown, N.Y., 1824-1831; moved to Goshen, Orange County, N.Y., and engaged in banking; treasurer of Orange County 1851-1854; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); resumed banking in Goshen, N.Y.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; interested in various other business enterprises; died in Goshen, N.Y., November 8, 1885; interment in St. James’ Cemetery.

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

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