Biography of James T. Murray
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Murray, James T., was born in Ireland in 1859. His father, Martin Murray, came to this country in May, 1862, and settled in Troy, N. Y., and was for many years in the National Express Company's office. His mother, Ellen (McLoughlin) Murray, was born in Ireland. James T. received his education in the public schools and La Salle Institute and High School of Troy and afterwards taught in the Ninth Ward School four years, during which time he studied law in the office of Smith. Fursman & Cowen and was local editor of the Observer; later he attended lectures at the Albany Law School and was admitted to the bar in Saratoga in 1882, whereupon he resigned and commenced the practice of law and has been in very active practice since. He was counsel for the Board of Supervisors from 1884 to 1886 inclusive, and was appointed extra assistant district attorney under District Attorney Rhodes. He was elected justice of the City Court in the fall of 1895 for a term of two years. He was president of the Young Men's Association a number of years and has been prominently connected with the Y. M. C. A., and is a member of the Robert Emmet Association, and has been a trustee for a number of years of the Osgood Steamer Co. He is also a member of the State Bar Association, also of the Elks, and of the La Salle Alumni Association. November 11, 1896, Mr. Murray was married to Miss Catherine Frances Barrett of Troy and now resides at 2426 Fifth avenue.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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