Murray, James Edward

Murray, James Edward

(1876–1961) U.S. senator; born near St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. He studied law at New York University. He became a U.S. citizen (1901) and set up a law practice in Butte, Mont. He served in the U.S. Senate (Dem., Mont.; 1934–61) where he supported Roosevelt's policies. He was ahead of his time in his advocacy of national health insurance and conservation measures.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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