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Robert Maynard MURRAY

(1841-1913)

MURRAY, Robert Maynard, a Representative from Ohio; born in Concord, Lake County, Ohio, November 28, 1841; attended the common schools of Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, and Oberlin, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar but did not practice; cashier of the First National Bank in Painesville, Ohio; mayor of Painesville, Ohio, 1877-1879; moved to Piqua, Ohio, in 1879; engaged in the manufacture of handles for agricultural implements; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; moved to Cleveland in 1892 and engaged in the storage business; died in Cleveland, Ohio, August 2, 1913; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Ohio.

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

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