Image, D.W. Culp, ed. Twentieth Century Negro Literature (Naperville, IL: J.L. Nichols & Co., 1902)
MURRAY, George Washington (1853-1926)

MURRAY, GEORGE WASHINGTON, (relative of James Enos Clyburn), a Representative from South Carolina; born near Rembert, Sumter County, S.C., September 22, 1853; attended the public schools and the University of South Carolina at Columbia; taught school for fifteen years; inspector of customs at the port of Charleston, S.C., 1890-1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); successfully contested the election of William Elliott to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from June 4, 1896, to March 3, 1897; engaged in the real estate business; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1905 and engaged in literary pursuits and lecturing; delegate to several Republican National Conventions; died in Chicago, Ill., April 21, 1926; interment in Lincoln Cemetery.

University of Illinois Press
Champaign, IL
Papers: In the Booker T. Washington Papers, 1889-1895, 1 volume.
Correspondents include George Washington Murray: http://www.historycooperative.org/btw/Vol.3/html/451.html.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: In the J. Mitchell Reames Papers, 1907-1990, 12.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include George Washington Murray.

  • Ali, Omar H. "Standing Guard at the Door of Liberty: Black Populism in South Carolina, 1886-1897," South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 107, No. 3 (July 2006): 190-203.
  • Gaboury, Willaim J. "George Washington Murray and the Fight for Political Democracy in South Carolina." Journal of Negro History 62 (July 1977): 258-69.
  • "George Washington Murray" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.
  • Marszalek, John F. A Black Congressman in the Age of Jim Crow: South Carolina's George Washington Murray. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2006.
  • Murray, George Washington. Race Ideals: Effects, Cause and Remedy for the Afro-American Race Troubles. Princeton, Ind.: Smith & Sons Publishing Company, 1914.