Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Murray attended the public schools and the Boston Latin School. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1904 and from Harvard Law School in 1906. Practiced law in Boston. He served during the Spanish–American War as a corporal in the United States Volunteer Signal Corps. He served as member of Boston Common Council in 1904 and 1905. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1907 and 1908. He served as member of the Governor's council in 1910.
Election to Congress
Murray was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses. He served as a Member of Congress from March 4, 1911, until September 28, 1914, when he resigned, having been appointed postmaster of Boston.
Postmaster of Boston
On June 19, 1914 President Wilson nominated Murray for the position of Postmaster of Boston., the Senate Confirmed the nomination on July 16, 1914. Murray served as postmaster from October 1, 1914, until his death on September 21, 1918.
- Who's who in State Politics, 1912, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, 1912, p. 24
- "WM. F. Murray To Be Named For Postoffice Here: Charlestown Congressman's Name to Be Sent to Senate at Once by President Wilson, It Is Said", The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA, p. 1, June 19, 1914
- "WM. F. Murray Is Confirmed", The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA, p. 1, July 22, 1914
- Harvard Alumni Bulletin Vol XXL, Number 3., Boston, MA: The Harvard Bulletin, Inc., October 10, 1918, p. 70.
- "Postmaster Murray Dies of Pneumonia: Boston Loses Beloved Citizen and Nation a Faithful Official", The Boston Daily Globe, Boston, MA, p. 1, September 22, 1918
- "Final Tribute To Postmaster Murray", The Boston Daily Globe, Boston, MA, p. 12, September 25, 1918
- Who's who in State Politics, 1912 Practical Politics (1912) p. 24.
- United States Congress. "William Francis Murray (id: M001117)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
James M. Curley
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district
March 4, 1913 – September 28, 1914
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