Ed Murray (Tennessee politician)

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Charles Edward Murray (August 16, 1928 – May 29, 2009), usually known as Ed Murray, was speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives for two terms, from 1987 to 1991.[1]

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.[2]

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.[1]

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.[1][3]

Murray in The Villages, Florida, where he had made his home since 2004.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ned McWherter
Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives
1987-1991
Succeeded by
Jimmy Naifeh