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Lawyer , finance and insurance company executive

Turner Meadows Murrell, American finance and insurance company executive, lawyer. Bar: Kansas 1949, United States Supreme Ct 1950. Recipient Young Man of Year award, United States Chamber of Commerce, 1957, Distinguished Service award, City of Topeka, 1957. Member of Topeka Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Topeka Country Club, Shriners, Masons, Delta Theta Phi.

Background

Murrell, Turner Meadows was born on February 5, 1923 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Robert and Sallie Frances (Page) Murrell.

Education

Washburn University of Topeka (Bachelor of Arts). Washburn University of Topeka (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Private practise, Topeka, since 1949. Partner Baker, Doherty & Murrell, Topeka, 1952—1953. Judge City of Topeka, 1953—1956.

Partner Meyer, Gault, Marshall, Hawks & Murrell, 1954—1961, Murrell, Scott & Quinlan, 1961—1969. President, chairman American Investors Life Insurance Company Inc., Topeka, 1965. Chairman National Investment Corporation Inc., since 1968, International Investors Life Insurance Company Inc., 1969—1977.

President American Option and Equity Fund Inc., 1968—1978. Director Commerce Bank and Trust, Topeka, since 1978. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer American Vestors Finance Corporation, since 1986.

Lecturer Tulane University, New Orleans, 1951—1952. Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1957—1961, majority floor leader, 1959—1961. Served with United States Navy, 1943-1946.

Achievements

  • Bar: Kansas 1949, United States Supreme Ct 1950.

Membership

Member of Topeka Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Topeka Country Club, Shriners, Masons, Delta Theta Phi.

Connections

Married Patricia L. Shortall, December 4, 1975. Children: Gregory S., Leslie Ann, Todd G.stepchildren: John Jay, Janis Lynn, Kathleen A., Lisa M. Shortall.

father:
James Robert Murrell

mother:
Sallie Frances (Page) Murrell

spouse:
Patricia L. Shortall

child:
Gregory S. Murrell

child:
Leslie Ann Murrell

child:
Todd G.stepchildren: John Jay Murrell

child:
Janis Lynn Murrell

child:
Kathleen A. Murrell

child:
Lisa M. Shortall Murrell