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John MURRAY

(1768-1834)

MURRAY, John, (cousin of Thomas Murray, Jr.), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Potts Grove, East Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, Pa., in 1768; attended private schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1807-1810; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David Scott; reelected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from October 14, 1817, to March 3, 1821; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in East Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, Pa., March 7, 1834; interment in Chillisquaque Cemetery, near Potts Grove, Pa.

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

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