James Murray (Ohio politician)

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James Murray
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7th Ohio Attorney General
In office
January 14, 1861 – January 12, 1863
GovernorWilliam Dennison
David Tod
Preceded byChristopher Wolcott
Succeeded byLyman R. Critchfield
Personal details
Sidney, Ohio
Political partyRepublican

James Murray was a Republican politician from the state of Ohio. He was Ohio Attorney General in 1861 and 1862.

James Murray was born in Scotland about 1830. In 1831, when about a year old, his family moved to Sidney, Ohio. He was educated in the public schools, and admitted to the bar in 1851. He immediately relocated to Perrysburg, Ohio.[1] He was elected Ohio Attorney General in 1860,[2] and served one term. He remained a resident of Wood County, Ohio until the close of his term, and then returned to Sidney, where he passed in 1879.[1] The only other political office he ever held was as mayor of Perrysburg.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Smith 1898 Volume I : 126
  2. ^ 1860 election results Murray 215,277 Democrat David W Stambaugh of Tuscarawas County 189,999 from Smith 1898 Volume I : 128


  • Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Christopher Wolcott
Ohio Attorney General
Succeeded by
Lyman R. Critchfield