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John E. Murray Jr.

Noteworthy: Murray received the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award at the eighth annual International Conference on Contracts in Dallas last month.

Age: 80

Residence: Shadyside.

Family: Wife, Marjorie, four children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Occupation: Murray is chancellor and professor of law at Duquesne University. He has taught law for more than 50 years, authored 20 books, mostly on contract law, and is busy finishing three new books.

Background: Murray began his career at Duquesne, moved to the University of Pittsburgh where he served a law school dean and also served a dean of the Villanova University School of Law. He returned to Duquesne in 1988 and served 13 years as university president.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, La Salle University, 1955; law degree, Catholic University of America, 1958; and S.J.D. (a research doctorate), University of Wisconsin, 1960.

Quote: “I love law, and the study of contracts. Everybody makes contracts. Most everything we do involves contracts, even some things people don't realize as contracts.”

— Lou Kilzer

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