William Murray (New York politician)

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William Murray

William Murray (October 1, 1803 – August 25, 1875) was a United States Representative from New York. He was born near Middletown. He attended the common schools, and was employed as a clerk in mercantile establishments in Middletown, and later in New York City. He subsequently engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was the brother of Ambrose S. Murray.

Murray moved to Goshen, and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855). He engaged in agricultural pursuits, and was instrumental in the organization of the Republican Party in 1856 and was afterward affiliated therewith. He served as president of the Goshen Bank from 1857 until his death in Goshen. He was interred in St. James' Cemetery in Goshen.[1]


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas McKissock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1851 – March 4, 1853
Succeeded by
Jared V. Peck
Preceded by
Marius Schoonmaker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1855
Succeeded by
Ambrose S. Murray