MURRAY, Ambrose Spencer (1807-1885)

MURRAY, AMBROSE SPENCER, (brother of William Murray), a Representative from New York; born in Wallkill, Ulster County, N.Y., November 27, 1807; attended the common schools; employed as a clerk in a mercantile establishment in Middletown, N.Y., 1824-1831; moved to Goshen, Orange County, N.Y., and engaged in banking; treasurer of Orange County 1851-1854; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); resumed banking in Goshen, N.Y.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; interested in various other business enterprises; died in Goshen, N.Y., November 8, 1885; interment in St. James' Cemetery.

Goshen Public Library and Historical Society
Goshen, NY
Papers: In the Manuscript Collection, ca. 1690-1956, 56 cubic feet.
The papers of Ambrose Spencer Murray include letters, bills, receipts, agreements, memoranda, deeds, bonds, promissory notes, wills and estate papers, legal papers, maps, land surveys, minutes, account books, diaries, and other miscellaneous papers, primarily generated by Ambrose S. Murray.