James Cunningham MURRAY, Congress, IL (1917-1999)


MURRAY, James Cunningham, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., May 16, 1917; graduated from Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago, Ill.; graduated from De Paul University, Chicago, Ill.; J.D., De Paul University Law School, Chicago, Ill., 1940; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1942-1945; assistant attorney general, Office of the Attorney General, State of Illinois, 1945-1951; Office of Price Stabilization, 1951-1953; assistant Illinois state attorney for Cook County, Ill., 1953-1954; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1957); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-fifth Congress in 1956; alderman, city council, Chicago, Ill., 1959-1967; president pro tempore, city council, Chicago, Ill., 1963-1967; Illinois Stateâs attorney, Cook County, Ill., 1969; judge, circuit court of Cook County, Ill., 1970-1984; appellate judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1986-1994; died on October 19, 1999, in Oak Lawn, Ill.; interment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Worth, Ill.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present