Joseph Johnston Muir

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Joseph Johnston Muir (July 30, 1847-Nov. 21, 1927.) was a Baptist clergyman who served as Chaplain of the Senate.

Early years[edit]

Joseph Johnstone Muir was born on July 30, 1847, in Ireland to Scots-Irish parents, Alexander Johnston and Mary Faith Stothard Muir. He worked for a time in business in Dublin before moving to the United States in 1863. He continued in business in New York.[1]


In 1869 he was licensed to preach by the Baptist church. He served in succession: the Baptist church in Oxford, New Jersey; the East Marion Baptist Church on Long Island; First Baptist Church of Ticonderoga, New York; McDougal Street Baptist Church, New York City; the Park Baptist Church in Port Richmond, New York on Staten Island; North Street Baptist Church, Philadelphia; the E Street or Third Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. and the Temple Baptist Church also in Washington.[2] He was elected Chaplain of the Senate in 1921 serving until his death on November 21, 1927.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

In 1868 he married Lizzie Glover; they were the parents of three sons and two daughters. Alexander A. T. Muir, Charles Stothard Muir, John M. Muir, Florence Muir and Edna Muir. [1880 United States Census]


  1. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 2, p. 370
  2. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 2, p. 370
  3. ^ New York ‘’Times’’, January 22, 1921
  4. ^ Chronicler's Report for 1927, by EJ Morrison
Religious titles
Preceded by
F.J. Prettyman
55th US Senate Chaplain
January 21, 1921 – December 5, 1927
Succeeded by
ZeBarney Thorne Phillips