Eli Orval Murray

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770



MURRAY, ELI ORVAL. (Democrat.) Address:
Mannington, West Va. One of the delegates from Marion
county. Born February 28, 1882, in Mannington Dis-
trict, Marion county; received his earlier education in a
country school and later attended the Fairmont State
Normal; occupation, farmer, lumber dealer, oil producer
and raiser of pure bred Short Horn cattle; is President of
the Clayton Oil Company; elected to the House of Dele-
gates as one of the representatives from Marion county
in 1912 and served in the session of 1913; re-elected in
1914; re-elected again in 1916; committee assignments in
1917: Taxation and Finance, Forfeited and Unappro-
priated Lands, Forestry and Conservation, Mines and
Mining, Immigration and Agriculture.

Submitted by: Valerie Crook