Jab Murray

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Jab Murray (October 28, 1892 – April 28, 1958) was a player in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and Racine Legion from 1921 to 1924. He played at the collegiate level at Marquette University.

Biography[edit]

Murray was born Richard John Murray on October 28, 1892 in Oconto, Wisconsin,[1] the son of Joseph Keady Murray (an Irish native of New Brunswick) and Margaret (Long) Murray (daughter of a Scotch-Irish ship captain in New Brunswick).[1][2] After his professional football and baseball (Minot, ND of the Class C Northern League) career, he was admitted to the bar in 1920 and practiced law in Marinette,[1] was elected mayor nine times (18 years), and also served at various times as city attorney, district attorney, and member of the county board of supervisors, the last for over 20 years. He died April 28, 1958[3][4] in Marinette, survived by his wife, Marie (Cleary) Murray and son, Richard Murray.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jab Murray Dies and Era of Athletic Handyman Fades". The Escanaba Daily Press. May 10, 1958. p. 4. Retrieved December 22, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MurrJa20.htm
  3. ^ "'Jab' Murray Dies; Was Member of 1st Packer '11'". The Post-Crescent. April 28, 1958. p. 34. Retrieved December 22, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ a b "Murray, Former Packer, is Dead". Janesville Daily Gazette. April 28, 1958. p. 14. Retrieved December 22, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read