From a contemporary press report:
PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Arthur Maxwell Murray, 86, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at the Clipper Home after a lengthy illness.
Born July 27, 1913, in San Francisco, California, the son of Maxwell and Phyllis M. (Howard) Murray. He was a 1938 graduate of West Point.
He made the Army his career for 30 years, serving in Korea and Vietnam before retiring in 1968 as a Colonel. He was the city manager of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, from 1971 to 1974, a fifth-generation member of the United States Military Academy, an Eagle Scout, was active in the Portsmouth Yatch Club, was a champion pistol shooter, and loved motorcycles, power boats, fishing and sports cars.
He is survived by his wife, Clare Randall Murray.
Other survivors include Frederic Murray of Redmond, Oregon, John Murray of Sandy, Oregon and Conger Murray of Lamoine, Maine.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursdat at St. John's Episcopal Church.
Colonel Murray is buried with his parents in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
MURRAY, ARTHUR M
COL US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/27/1913
DATE OF DEATH: 02/01/2000
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1847B ES
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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