James E. Murray Papers, Mss 091

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James E. Murray Papers, Mss 091


James E. Murray was a Montana Democrat who served in the U. S. Senate from 1934 to 1960. The collection contains the senatorial papers of Murray from 1934 until his retirement from office. The collection consists of general correspondence, legislative materials, speeches and writings, clippings, film, and photographs.

Items in the James E. Murray Papers, Mss 091 Collection

James E. Murray
Portrait of James E. Murray.

Letter from Senator Hubert Lehman to Senator James Murray
This letter from Senator Hubert Lehman of New York to Senator James Murray of Montana is in thanks for cosponsoring an immigration reform bill introduced by Lehman and Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota.

Letter from Senator James Murray to the American Legion, 1956
In this letter, Senator James Murray expresses concerns regarding the McCarran-Walter Act (also known as the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952). Before the bill became law, Murray opposed it in favor of a more liberal immigration bill…

Letter to President Harry S Truman in favor of veto of McCarran-Walter bill, 1952
This letter from a number of Democratic senators, including James Murray, expresses support of President Truman's veto of the McCarran-Walter bill on immigration in 1952. The first two signers, Herbert Lehman and Hubert Humphrey, would introduce an…

Letter to Senator Ernest McFarland from proponents of Lehman-Humphrey bill, 1952
In this letter to Senate Majority Leader Ernest McFarland (Arizona), supporters of the Lehman-Humphrey (S. 2842) bill ask McFarland to pressure Senator Pat McCarran (Nevada) to call for hearings regarding the immigration bills before the Senate. …

Letter from Senator James Murray to Reverend G. Beutler, 1953
In this letter, Senator James Murray expresses his support for what is currently known as the Refugee Relief Act of 1953. This act allowed the immigration of 214,000 immigrants and was intended to provide for the legal passage of Southern Europeans…

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