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Alfred P. Murrah

AKA Alfred Paul Murrah, Sr.

Born: 27-Oct-1904
Birthplace: Tishomingo, OK
Died: 30-Oct-1975
Location of death: Oklahoma City, OK
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Oklahoma City Federal Building namesake

Nominated to the U.S. District Court in Oklahoma by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937, holding that position until 1940, when he joined the Federal Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Served as chief judge of that court from 1959 to 1970.

The Federal Building in Oklahoma City was named in his honor in 1977. On 19 April 1995, a large chunk of the building was obliterated by a truck bomb set by Timothy McVeigh, killing 169 people.

Father: George Wasington Murrah
Mother: Lenora M. Simmons
Wife: Agnes Milam (d. 1994)
Son: Alfred P. Murrah, Jr.

    High School: Tuttle High School, Tuttle, OK
    Law School: LLB, University of Oklahoma College of Law (1928)

    US Appeals Court Judge, 10th Circuit (1940-70)
    American Bar Association
    Freemasonry
    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    Ran Away From Home 1917

Is the subject of books:
American Jurist: The Life of Alfred P. Murrah, 1996, BY: Russell Von Creel, et al.


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