Gordon C. Murray


Gordon Cumming Murray, a Baltimore attorney for 39 years,

died Saturday of emphysema at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 66.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Murray was the son of the late J. Edward and Norma Cumming Murray. A graduate of the Calvert School, he attended the McDonogh School and graduated from Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Va.

In World War II, Mr. Murray served with the Army's 10th Armored Division in Europe.

After the war, he completed his education at the College of William and Mary and the William and Mary School of Law.

Mr. Murray began his law practice in Baltimore as a trademark attorney with Samuels & Clark. Subsequently he was associated with the law firms of Bartlett, Poe & Claggett, and White, Page & Lentz.

In 1962, he went into private practice specializing in contract, insurance and surety law -- work that took him to many parts of the United States.

Mr. Murray was a member of the American Bar Association, serving on the Fidelity, Surety Committee, the Maryland State Bar and the Baltimore Bar. He was a member of the Merchants Club and the Hunt Valley Golf Club, and made his home in the Poplar Hill section of North Baltimore.

Music was Mr. Murray's hobby. In his youth he had studied at the Peabody Preparatory. An accomplished jazz pianist, he also played trumpet and drums.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Wilhelm Murray; three children from a previous marriage, who are a son, Gordon S. Murray of Hillsboro, Calif., and two daughters, Norma Murray Iglehart and Gillian Murray Koerber, both of Baltimore; a brother, Edward E. Murray, and a sister, Flora M. Wallace, both of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

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