Robert Maynard Murray

Robert Maynard Murray ( born November 28, 1841 in Concord, Lake County, Ohio; † August 2, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Murray attended the public schools in Willoughby and Oberlin College. After a subsequent law degree from the Cleveland Law School and his admission to the bar he worked until 1864 in a law firm in this profession. In 1864 he served for 100 days during the civil war in the army of the Union. He then worked in Ohio for the First National Bank in Painesville. From 1877 to 1879 he was Mayor of Painesville. Then he moved to Piqua, where he produced parts for agricultural equipment. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1882 Murray was the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Henry Lee Morey on March 4, 1883. Since he has not been confirmed in 1884, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1885. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Robert Murray took his previous activities on again. Since 1892 he has been resident in Cleveland, where he died on 2 August 1913.