Edwin R. Murray

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Edwin Renee "Ed" Murray
Louisiana State Senator from Orleans Parish
Assumed office
Preceded by Paulette R. Irons
Louisiana State Representative from District 96 (Orleans Parish)
In office
Preceded by Charles R. Jones
Personal details
Born (1960-08-06) August 6, 1960 (age 54)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater John F. Kennedy High School

Loyola University New Orleans

Occupation Attorney
Religion Baptist

Edwin Rene Murray, known as Ed Murray (born August 6, 1960) is an African American lawyer and Democratic politician from New Orleans, Louisiana. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Louisiana State Senate from District 4.[1]

A native and lifelong New Orleans resident, Murray graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and then studied at Loyola University, where he earned in 1982 a Bachelor of Arts in political science and in 1985 a Juris Doctor degree. From 1992 to 2004, Murray held the District 96 seat from Orleans Parish in the Louisiana House of Representatives.[2]

Murray is a fellow of the Loyola University Institute of Politics. A partner in the general practice law firm of Murray, Darnell & Associates, Murray is a member of the African-American National Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the National Black Council of State Legislators. He is Baptist.[2]

Late in 2009, Murray announced his candidacy for the 2010 election for Mayor of New Orleans, but he withdrew in early January 2010.[3] Incumbent Ray Nagin is ineligible to serve a third consecutive term, and Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu is making his third bid for the position once held by his father, Moon Landrieu.


  1. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana State Senate, 1880-2012" (PDF). legis.state.la. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "House District 96", Louisiana Encyclopedia (1996)
  3. ^ "Kevin McGill, Predominantly black New Orleans could elect first white mayor in 30 years". Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2010. [dead link]

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