LaRell Muir

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LaRell David Muir
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20th Mayor of Murray, Utah
In office
01 January 1977 – 01 January 1986
Preceded by Vaughn Soffe
Succeeded by Lavar McMillan
Personal details
Born 1929 (age 87–88)
Randolph, Utah
Spouse(s) Nedra Hyer
Alma mater University of Utah
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

LaRell David Muir (born 1929) was Mayor of Murray, Utah from 1977 to 1986.[1] During his administration, Murray constructed its present city hall, (essentially renovating Arlington Elementary School).[2] He was noted for increasing Murray's presence in the arts, especially its sponsorship of the Murray Symphony Orchestra.[3] He was also noted for his opposition of annexing then unincorporated Taylorsville, Utah into Murray which would have doubled its population.[4] He was defeated in his re-election bid by Lavar McMillan.

Born in Randolph, Utah, he served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Holabird, Maryland. Muir served the city of Murray as its Recorder prior to being elected Mayor.[5] After public service, he served as President of the St. George Utah Temple between 2001 and 2004.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Murray City > Past Mayors". City government of Murray, Utah. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Panel to study site for city hall. Deseret News. March 29, 1978
  3. ^ Murray Wins Governor's '94 Award for the Arts. Deseret News. November 1, 1994
  4. ^ Is Taylorsville-Bennion ready to become a city? Deseret News February 25, 1983
  5. ^ Kennecott Strike Biggest Area Story of 1959. Murray Eagle. January 7, 1960
  6. ^ New Temple Presidency for St. George. Hurricane Valley Journal. November 1, 2004