12/16/1909 - 07/01/1990

MURRAY, Martin L., a Representative from Luzerne County; born in Ashley, Luzerne County, Pa., December 16, 1909; shoe salesman; owned and operated, insurance agency; elected, Ashley Board of Education (24 years); chair, Democratic Party, 2nd Legislative District; member, Luzerne County Executive Committee (20 years); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 1945 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1946); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1957-1964, 1967-1982); elected, Senate President pro tempore (1971-1980); appointed, Joint Committee to Investigate the Knox Mine Disaster (1959); appointed, chair, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1971-1978); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1971-1980); elected, director, Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau (1965-1966); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1964, 1968); died, July 1, 1990 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Marys Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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