Alfred Irving Murray ’56

Alfred Irving Murray ’56 died on December 2, 2004, in Concord, New Hampshire.

Born on July 21, 1934, in Boston, he prepared for college at Watertown (MA) High School and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1957 as a member of the Class of 1956, he served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He worked in the insurance business from 1959 to 1963, when he joined the faculty at the Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield as a history teacher, baseball coach, and assistant football coach. From 1969 to 1971, he was as assistant dean and instructor in history at Fryeburg Academy, also serving as director of adult education for School Administrative District No. 72. In 1971, he returned to Maine Central Institute, and was the school’s headmaster from 1972 to 1975. He was the assistant headmaster, an American history teacher, and baseball coach at the Hoosac School in Hoosac, NY, from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, he became the director of admissions at the Bullis School in Potomac, MD. He moved to Canterbury, NH, in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Joan Sumner Murray, whom he married in 1962; three sons, Douglas Murray of Lakeville, CT, Andrew Murray of Bowie, MD, and David Murray of Tucson, AZ; two grandchildren; and a sister, Adrienne Dyett of West Newton, MA.