John Edward Murray Jr. (December 20, 1932 – February 11, 2015) was a chancellor and a professor of regulation at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He was a former dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Villanova University School of Law, in addition to a former president of Duquesne University.
A local of Philadelphia, Murray most lately lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died of a coronary heart assault in February 2015, aged 82. He is survived by 4 kids, six grandchildren, and his second spouse, Marjorie Smuts.
Murray wrote a treatise on contracts and gross sales, Murray on Contracts (
ISBN 0820551252), which is utilized by regulation college students and working towards attorneys throughout America and has been cited in opinions by courts in quite a few jurisdictions, together with the United States Supreme Court. He additionally was the principal creator of the dietary supplements for the landmark multiple-volume treatise Corbin on Contracts (ISBN 0314284338). In addition, he wrote 19 books and quite a few law-review articles on the regulation of contracts and gross sales. In 1992, he teamed with a former regulation pupil, Jon Hogue, to observe regulation and was a named principal and consulting accomplice within the Pittsburgh regulation agency of Murray, Hogue and Lannis. He was appointed in 2004 as a consultant to the Oversight Authority for the City of Pittsburgh by Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell. Murray obtained the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award on the Eighth Annual International Conference on Contracts in Fort Worth in February, 2013.
Murray was president of Duquesne University from 1988 to 2001, serving what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette known as an “extraordinary tenure” that set “an ordinary of excellence and achievement that’s really exceptional and will show laborious to equal.” During his administration, Duquesne grew from a small, financially distressed Catholic college to a serious analysis establishment with over 10,000 college students, a big endowment, and quite a few new buildings and services.
May 1988 – May 2001
May 1988 – May 2001