Ed Murray

Male, Deceased Person

1928 – 2009


Who was Ed Murray?

Charles Edward Murray, usually known as Ed Murray, was speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives for two terms, from 1987 to 1991.

A Democrat and a native of Decherd, Tennessee, he was widely regarded as a protégé of Ned Ray McWherter, the previous speaker, who became Tennessee governor in 1987.

A native of Decherd, Tennessee, Murray attended Franklin County public schools, the University of the South, Middle Tennessee State University, and Nashville School of Law. He worked as a lawyer.

He was first elected to the state House in 1970, representing the 39th District, and served from 1971 to 1991. He did not seek re-election in 1990, and was subsequently appointed claims commissioner for Middle Tennessee by McWherter. He retired from that office in 1995.

Murray in The Villages, Florida, where he had made his home since 2004.

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Aug 16, 1928
May 29, 2009

on July 23, 2013


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