George Washington Murray (September 22, 1853 – April 21, 1926), born into slavery in South Carolina, became educated and worked as a teacher, farmer and politician. After serving as chairman of the Sumter County Republican Party, he was elected in the 1890s as a United States congressman from South Carolina. He was the only black member in the 53rd and 54th Congresses. Because South Carolina passed a constitution in 1895 that effectively disenfranchised blacks and crippled the Republican Party, Murray was the last Republican elected in the state for nearly 100 years. The next Republican, elected in 1980, was the result of a realignment of voters and parties; he was white.

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  • George Washington Murray (* 22. September 1853 bei Rembert, Sumter County, South Carolina; † 21. April 1926 in Chicago, Illinois) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1893 und 1897 vertrat er mit einer Unterbrechung den Bundesstaat South Carolina im US-Repräsentantenhaus. (de)
  • George Washington Morray (22 septembre 1853 - 21 avril 1926) est un député américain de l’ère progressiste qui représenta l'État de Caroline du Sud à la Chambre des représentants des États-Unis entre 1893 et 1897, sous l'étiquette républicaine. Il a la distinction d’avoir été le seul afro-américain à siéger au sein du 53e et du 54e Congrès. (fr)
  • George Washington Murray (September 22, 1853 – April 21, 1926), born into slavery in South Carolina, became educated and worked as a teacher, farmer and politician. After serving as chairman of the Sumter County Republican Party, he was elected in the 1890s as a United States congressman from South Carolina. He was the only black member in the 53rd and 54th Congresses. Because South Carolina passed a constitution in 1895 that effectively disenfranchised blacks and crippled the Republican Party, Murray was the last Republican elected in the state for nearly 100 years. The next Republican, elected in 1980, was the result of a realignment of voters and parties; he was white. In 1905 Murray was convicted of forgery in what he said was a discriminatory trial (with an all-white jury) and sentenced to three years' hard labor. He left the state and moved to Chicago. In 1915 he was pardoned in this case by the South Carolina governor, Coleman Blease. In Chicago, Murray again became active in the Republican Party. He lectured on race relations and his political career, and published two collections of his speeches. He died of a stroke April 21, 1926. (en)
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  • George Washington Murray (* 22. September 1853 bei Rembert, Sumter County, South Carolina; † 21. April 1926 in Chicago, Illinois) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1893 und 1897 vertrat er mit einer Unterbrechung den Bundesstaat South Carolina im US-Repräsentantenhaus. (de)
  • George Washington Morray (22 septembre 1853 - 21 avril 1926) est un député américain de l’ère progressiste qui représenta l'État de Caroline du Sud à la Chambre des représentants des États-Unis entre 1893 et 1897, sous l'étiquette républicaine. Il a la distinction d’avoir été le seul afro-américain à siéger au sein du 53e et du 54e Congrès. (fr)
  • George Washington Murray (September 22, 1853 – April 21, 1926), born into slavery in South Carolina, became educated and worked as a teacher, farmer and politician. After serving as chairman of the Sumter County Republican Party, he was elected in the 1890s as a United States congressman from South Carolina. He was the only black member in the 53rd and 54th Congresses. Because South Carolina passed a constitution in 1895 that effectively disenfranchised blacks and crippled the Republican Party, Murray was the last Republican elected in the state for nearly 100 years. The next Republican, elected in 1980, was the result of a realignment of voters and parties; he was white. (en)
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