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MURRAY, George Washington, (relative of James Enos Clyburn),
a Representative from South Carolina; born near Rembert, Sumter
County, S.C., September 22, 1853; attended the public schools and the
University of South Carolina at Columbia; taught school for fifteen years;
inspector of customs at the port of Charleston, S.C., 1890-1892; elected as a
Republican to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895);
successfully contested the election of William Elliott to the Fifty-fourth
Congress and served from June 4, 1896, to March 3, 1897; engaged in the real
estate business; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1905 and engaged in literary
pursuits and lecturing; delegate to several Republican National Conventions;
died in Chicago, Ill., April 21, 1926; interment in Lincoln Cemetery.
BibliographyMarszalek, John F.
A Black Congressman in the Age of Jim Crow: South Carolinas George
Washington Murray. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida,