Burial at Arlington National Cemetery, VA

Photo from Library of Congress

Battles/wars: Spanish–American War; Philippine Insurrection; World War I
Award: U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal

Battles and wars: Spanish–American War, Philippine–American War, World War I

Murray Family History

Major General Arthur Murray

(1851 - 1925)

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Arthur Murray was born on April 29, 1851 in Bowling Greens, Missouri.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1874, ranking second in his class.  After graduation he was made second Lieutenant with the 1st United States Artillery.  In 1880 he graduated first in his class at the Field Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Virginia.  From 1881 to 1885 he served as an Instructor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at West Point.

in 1880 he married Sara Wetmore DeRussy (1860 - 1926), the daughter of Brigadier General Rene Edward DeRussy.  They had three children, Maxwell Murray (1885 - 1948), Sadie DeRussy Murray Pratt (1887 -1963), Carolyn Merritt Murray Preston (1889 - 1941). From 1181

​From 1891 to 1896 Murray commanded Battery I, 1st Artillery at Fort Wadwork, NY.  He was then a Professor of Military Science at Yale University.

In August 1899 he was  promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in August 1899 and assigned command of the 43rd infantry.   That he led in the Phillippine Insurrection.  From 1901 to 1906 he commanded the Army's School of Submarine Defense at Fort Totten, NY.

In 1906 promoted to Brigadier General and assigned as Chief of Artillery.  Then in 1908 the Coast Artillery Corps was created and he was assigned as the first Chief of Coast Artillery until 1911.  In 1911 he was promoted to Major General and commanded the Army's Western Department and retired in 1915.

He was recalled to active duty in 1917, as a Major General in World War I.  He retired again in December 918 and received the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his contribution in the War.  Murray was then appointed Clerk of the US House Committee on Military Affairs.

Arthur Murray died on May 12, 1925 in Washington, D.C.  He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.​​ 

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