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William G. Murray, museum executive, consultant. Fellow American Association Agriculture Economists, 1984; recipient Distinguished Service to Agriculture award Iowa Farm Bureau, 1987; named honorary member National Conference Christians and Jews, Iowa, 1988.

Background

Murray, William G. was born on July 15, 1903 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Son of Frederick Gray and Jeanette Lindsey (Stevenson) Murray.

Education

Bachelor, Coe College, 1924. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Coe College, 1956. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1925.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1932.

Career

Assistant agriculture economist, Washington, 1926-1927;assistant professor, Iowa State College, Ames, 1927-1935;associate professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1931-1937;professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1937-1974;department chairman, Iowa State University, Ames, 1944-1955;professor emeritas, Iowa State University, Ames, since 1974;chief economist, United States Farm Credit Administration, Washington, 1935-1936;chairman, Living History Farms, Des Moines, 1980-1989. Director E.M.C. Group, Inc., Des Moines, since 1982, College Savings Bank, Ames, 1947-1976. Research director Iowa Taxation Study Committee, 1955-1956.

President American Farm Economics Association, 1948-1949, Iowa State Board Tax Review, 1975-1981. Member Iowa Natural Resources Council, Iowa, 1960-1971.

Works

Membership

President Board Education, Ames, 1941-1947. Republican candidate governor, State Iowa, 1958, 66. Trustee Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1960-1975, president 1969-1971.

Member American Economic Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: history.

Connections

Married Mildred Furniss, July 31, 1928 (deceased August 2, 1974). Children: David, Jean, John. Married Alice Van Wert, August 9, 1975.

father:
Frederick Gray Murray

mother:
Jeanette Lindsey (Stevenson) Murray

spouse:
Mildred Furniss

child:
David Murray

child:
Jean Murray

child:
John;m. Alice Van Wert Murray

child:
August 9 Murray

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