Thomas Jefferson MURRAY, Congress, TN (1894-1971)


MURRAY, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., August 1, 1894; attended the public high schools; graduated from Union University, Jackson, Tenn., 1914; graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., 1917; teacher; United States Army, First World War, 1918 and 1919; lawyer, private practice; district attorney general for the twelfth judicial circuit of Tennessee, 1922-1933; office of the Solicitor of the Post Office Department at Washington, D.C., 1933-1942; chair, Democratic Executive Committee of Madison County, Tenn., 1924-1933; member of the State Democratic Executive Committee of Tennessee, 1923-1924; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions, 1928, 1932, and 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (January 3, 1943-December 30, 1966); chair, Committee on the Post Office and Civil Service (Eighty-first, Eighty-second, and Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; died on November 28, 1971, in Jackson, Tenn.; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.

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